We were discussing how some states wanted everything based off of population and some wanted it by states. I could see the blank looks on their faces. So, I pulled out an analogy that I knew would get them for sure- pizza!
Think of it this way. You and a friend want to order a pizza. You only have enough money for 1 pizza. You want pepperoni, your friend wants sausage (envision heads nodding now). Do you decide not to get pizza? No, of course not. You order a half and half pizza; a compromise!
We then went on to discuss that that was exactly what our founding fathers did. They ordered a half and half pizza. The big states that wanted everything by population are the pepperoni lovers, and the small states that wanted everything by states are the sausage lovers. They both got what they wanted, it was a compromise!
Here is the graphic organizer that we used when discussing this!