Ratifying the Constitution

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Ratifying the Constitution was no simple task. Using primary sources, such as classic writings from the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, young scholars examine the arguments for and against the Constitution. They then decide: Would they have been convinced?

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a WebQuest using the suggested documents and prompts
  • Use research to ask learners to write essays about the ratification of the Constitution
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need computer access to view the documents
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Prompts can be given independently or collaboratively
  • Easy to extend learning in a variety of ways, such as through a debate or essay
Cons
  • Most links are dead, but documents can be easily found online