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This is a great hands-on way to teach the Constitutional Convention. Students love to get a closer look at the Framers and the events of the Constitutional Convention. This is a great way to differentiate your instruction. Lesson includes multimedia resources and primary source material!
This is a two-day stations activity that gives students five different ways to investigate the Convention. The stations include:
1. guided notes,
2. questions about the delegates
3. Primary source analysis of Madison's Debates
4. comparison of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists
5. and a compare and contrast activity examining artistic interpretations of the convention
computer/internet access to www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention
a copy of each handout for students
Assigned groups of students