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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.
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.
Preserving the Bill of Rights
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewConsider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
9th - 12th
High schoolers study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. For this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
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...
Background On The Patriot Attitude Toward The Monarchy
6th - 8th
Pupils explain the Patriot attitude toward the British monarchy, which helps them embrace the Founders' reluctance to have a strong executive under the Articles of Confederation as well as their desire to build in checks of executive power.
Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US...