George Mason

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The "forgotten founding father," George Mason is the subject of this brief overview of his ideas and contributions to the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add depth to the lesson by having groups research Mason's writings, ideas, and contributions
Classroom Considerations

  • The tenth in a series of 16 resources devoted to key figures who influenced the form of the US government
  • The  materials are better suited to middle school classes

  • The resource includes information about the anti-federalists movement, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and an answer key

  • More advanced classes will find the information lacking in depth
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