Activity to help students investigate some of the different views held by Federalist and Anti-Federalists over ratification of the Constitution.
1. Directions for how to complete the activity on page 1.
2. Chart for students to record findings and questions to answer after investigation.
3. Multiple versions of primary sources documents (pages 4-15). Primary sources are included for both Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Topics covered include: the power of the federal government, the power of the state governments, whether or not the president could become a king, and views on the Bill of Rights. Adapted versions of the primary sources are included to allow for differentiation. Multiple versions of the sources are provided to give teachers flexibility about how to present the information.
4. Review activity
5. Extension writing activity which includes rubric for easy grading