We spent a day talking about what exactly the Articles were and why they only "worked" for a short time. Students were then challenged with this project: they had to create a children's book detailing what the Articles of Confederation were.
Check out the links below to a few of the books the students created! Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of these children's books--especially taking 18th century text and rewriting it into kid-friendly language that elementary school students could understand. Enjoy!