This is a simple project that will make your classroom walls less boring! The project has students make trading cards (how many is up to you) of various Founding Fathers and some Framers.
I assign this project on Day 1 of my unit on the Revolutionary War, and collect it two weeks later.
This lesson is 1 page and simply contains the instructions.
When the trading cards are finally submitted by the students, I love holding up some cards and reading quotes to the class from these brave men. For example, for Nathan Hale, I can read his powerful quote and springboard into a quick story on the courage of the Founders.
On instruction day, I simply hold up baseball cards and walk them through what a quality trading card looks like. Then I pass out this handout and walk them through it. Very easy.
Tags: Social studies, history, cortezhistory, Revolutionary War, American Revolution, Founders, Framers, Fathers, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams.