Instructional Video

The Making of the American Constitution

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What a fun way to learn about the making of the American Constitution! This video does a great job of describing the circumstances that existed for the delegates in Philadelphia in 1787, where in a just a few days, they would effectively overthrow the existing government and establish the Constitution of the United States of America.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Brief, but descriptive, overview of the type of delegates to the Constitutional Convention
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
  • Isn't suited for a detailed look into the issues that the delegates faced when designing the Constitution
Common Core