The Work Begins
of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention
Multiple-choice questions on America from 1781-1789.
Celebrate the Constitution
Do you know your rights? After starting the game, drag each statement that appears on your screen to the document where it belongs. Place one correct statement in each of the four documents. Get all four right and you’re a Constitution Whiz Kid! If you don’t want to play, click on any of the links on the page to learn more about the Constitution.
WebQuest - You are a citizen in the brand
new United States of America after the Revolutionary War. Now you
have become frustrated by the inefficient new government in the
United States. You have been invited to attend a constitutional
convention in Philadelphia. Your concerns depend upon your age,
wealth, occupation, geographical location, and past experiences
Constitutional Convention: Four Founding Fathers You May Never Have
Lesson Plan - After completing this lesson
plan, you will be able to:
- Summarize the plans
put forward by Ellsworth, Hamilton, Paterson, and Randolph
- Provide some biographical
details for Ellsworth, Hamilton, Paterson, and Randolph
- Make connections
between the biographies of Ellsworth, Hamilton, Paterson, and
Randolph and their positions during the Constitutional Convention.
Creating the United States: Word Search - United States Constitution
Find words that relate to a founding document of the United States, the United States Constitution. Note: You need Flash 9 to use this interactive activity.
and an Idea: Searching for a Roadmap to Create a Country
Lesson Plan - Learn to interpret historical
information and its link to current events and evaluate the roles
of historical leaders in shaping the U.S. as an emerging nation.
Compare and contrast opposing visions of government held by the
founding fathers and utilize reliable Internet resources that tell
historical stories that provide explanations of a post-revolutiionary
Print and color.
Lesson Plan - Provides an opportunity
for you to step into the shoes of the framers of the United States
Constitution to analyze and evaluate the social, political, economic
and geographical forces that shaped the United States Constitution.
You will conduct research in the role of one of the delegates to
the Philadelphia Convention and then participate in civil discourse
as the delegates might have 200+ years ago using the principles
of parliamentary procedure. You will have "reality checks"
throughout the experience to compare their convention results with
the actual U.S. Constitution.
WebQuest - Gather information comparing Washington
and Lincoln and do a Venn Diagram. You are a time traveler, going
back in time to discover facts about these presidents. You will
discover that Washington and Lincoln are among our most honored
presidents. You will also find that they are our country's most
beloved presidents. In this WebQuest you will find many interesting
facts about these presidents, as you travel back in time to explore
our national history.
WebQuest - On the U.S. Constitutional
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