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The Constitutional Convention: Four Founding Fathers You May Never Have Met
6th - 8th
Students read biographies of their assigned Founding Father. They present an oral argument that their assignee deserves to be better known by making connections between regional politics and postions defined by character.
The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments
6th - 8th
Learners examine the pros and cons of state sovereignty vs. federalism, as argued by the Founding Fathers. They identify the basic positions of each side, complete a worksheet, and write a persuasive essay arguing for Jefferson or Hamilton.
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
9th - 12th
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDelve into the responsibilities of the president by looking at President Hamilton's opinion of the presidential office in his own words. The second in a three-part series, the resource also offers an interesting compare-and-contrast...
Lost Hero: Was John Hanson Actually the First President?
6th - 8th
Students examine developments during John Hanson's term as the first full-term 'President of the U.S. in Congress Assembled.' They explore various websites, read and discuss primary source documents, and complete a chart comparing...
Understanding American Government: The Role of American Government
9th - 11th
Why does America have a government and what is its purpose? Kids have these questions answered as they view a slide show describing aspects of US Government and politics. A well-organized resource with clear information regarding the...
Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NC
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...