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Before and Beyond the Constitution: What Should a President do?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A collection of three resources provides middle schoolers with the founding fathers' vision of what they saw as the role of the president and the executive branch of the government. Young scholars examine the Articles of Confederation,...
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Much like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Constitution and Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover an app that will allow you and your class to really delve into key primary source documents of United States history: the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. The presenters in this video offer a breakdown of the app's...
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The Federalist Papers: Federalist Paper No. 10

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
James Madison, under the pen name “Publius,” justifies the need for an American Republic in Federalist Paper 10, which is perhaps one of the most influential contributions to the Federalist Papers. Readers examine his perspective with...
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The Federalist Papers: Federalist Paper No. 51

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How did Federalists feel about the federal government? Learners search for the answers in the Federalist Paper No. 51, which discusses the powers of the presidency. Then, they answer various questions to test for their comprehension of...
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The Federalist Papers (1787-1789)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
An online interactive history quiz awaits your eager upper graders. They respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Federalist Papers, and then submit their answers to be scored. While the quiz covers some pertinent information,...
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Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Delve into the responsibilities of the president by looking at President Hamilton's opinion of the presidential office in his own words. The second in a three-part series, the resource also offers an interesting compare-and-contrast...
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The Federalist Papers and The Federal Judiciary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils work in groups or as individuals to read about and then discuss the Federalist Papers. To finish, they write essays about an assigned topic dealing with the Federalist Papers and the federal judiciary.
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The Federalist Papers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What were The Federalist Papers? If you're preparing your class for a quiz on this topic, consider providing them with these thought-provoking study questions. Ten questions are provided, although only three contain possible answers. 
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An Introduction to Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Although three men wrote The Federalist Papers, over half of the 85 documents were written by one man—Alexander Hamilton. Part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, a video summary of Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist...
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Who is on that Bill? Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, who are adult learners, participate in an Internet scavenger hunt in order to assimilate information about the biography of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers. They look at the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers...
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Anti-Federalist Paper No. 3

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Who were the Anti-Federalists and what do primary sources tell young historians about their beliefs? Learners read Paper No. 3 to understand their values in relation to government, such as their discussion on foreign policy and the pros...
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Federalist Papers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the propaganda used to present two opposing viewpoints during ratification of the Constitution. Through research and text reading they examine the arguments made for and against the ratification of the constitution. ...
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Federalist 47

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will analyze and evaluate political propaganda. In this lesson plan on the Federalist movement, students will examine the Federalist papers and analyze the Anti-Federalist argument mage against constitutional ratification. This...
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Anti-Federalist Paper No. 47

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The path to a more perfect union was rockier than most history books would lead you to believe. Young historians read “Antifederalist No. 47,” written by James Madison (under the pen name “Centinel”), which sharply criticizes the...
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James Madison- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
From introducing the concept of checks and balances in government and his work on the Federalist Papers to the construction of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, James Madison's influence on the establishment of the United States...
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Constitution and Federalist Papers

For Students 7th - 12th
This reference app provides full text of the Constitution, including the amendments, as well as Madison's Journals, the Federalist Papers, Virginia Convention documents, and more. It also includes notes that provide additional...
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
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Constitutional Principles: Republican Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why were the founding fathers wary of democracy? What is the difference between a direct democracy and a constitutional republic? Encourage critical thinking around questions such as these in your class and review the principles of a...
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The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
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Lesson 2: Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Fix the Articles of Confederation or develop a new constitution? That was the question facing the Founding Fathers. Several of those in favor of a new constitution published a series of essays, collected in the Federalist Papers, urging...
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Constitutional Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th
Have your class learn through exploration. They use their texts and go on a US Constitutional scavenger hunt. Included are 45 questions they must hunt to find answers to. This plan uses the text as the main resource, why not give clues...
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The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the Articles of Confederation and explain why it failed. They explain the argument over the need for a bill of rights in the Constitution and James Madison's role in securing its adoption by first Congress. Finally,...
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The Federal Court System

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research and prepare a persuasive paper on how federal courts should be constructed in a new country. In this Federal Court System lesson plan, students decide whether they should model a new country's federal courts after the...

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