In this assignment, students select one of the major founding fathers to write about, including details about their personal and professional life and how he impacted the birth of the United States.
The founders offered are:
- Aaron Burr (yes, he's included!)
- Alexander Hamilton
- Benjamin Franklin
- George Washington
- James Madison
- John Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- Thomas Paine
This resource includes:
1) a day-by-day breakdown for students to organize their writing efforts
2) a graphic organizer for students to record and analyze their evidence
3) 5-10 page mini-biographies on each of the founders, compiled from a number of sources
The biographies range in challenge level. Shorter biographies contain simpler language and fewer sources.