Ratification of the Constitution

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How difficult was it to get everyone to agree on the contents of the Constitution? Historians analyze the task of the Founding Fathers in creating the United States Constitution. They research a directory of video clips, primary sources, and interactive maps to understand the ratification process. The realization of just how hard it is to get a group to agree on a set of rules becomes clear! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Role play by assigning characters from the Constitutional Convention to act out in class using information from the primary sources
  • Create a classroom constitution of rules selected and voted on in the format of the actual Constitutional Convention
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires online access if assigning any of the resources as homework
Pros

  • Lesson provides opportunities for differentiated instruction with videos, primary sources, and artwork
  • Resource includes an appendix of original documents for classroom use
Cons

  • None