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Understanding Federalist #10
Students read the Federalist #10. In groups, they discuss the meaning of each paragraph. Afterward, students write a summary exploring the important arguments of the paper. Students explore the historical significance of the document.
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Federalists and Anti-Federalists
Students evaluate federalist and anti-federalist ideas. In this compare and contrast lesson, students study documents from the New York Constitution Ratification Convention. After reading, students use a graphic organizer to record the...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jeffersonians in Office
If you're looking for a description of the major happenings of the presidencies of both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, then this is the resource for you. Similar to a textbook reading, this worksheet offers a great deal of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Anti-federalist Arguments Against: A Complete Consolidation
Students analyze Anti-Federalist debates. In this Anti-Federalists lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Anti-Federalist argument against extended republic tendencies. Students analyze...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
EdTech Tuesdays: Constitution and Federalist Papers
Discover an app that will allow you and your class to really delve into key primary source documents of United States history: the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. The presenters in this video offer a breakdown of the app's...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments
Learners explain the basic positions of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. They chart the differences and similarities between state and federal governments. They write a persuasive essay in response to an open-ended question.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History