The Voting Record of the Constitution

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A piece of the past helps shape the future. Learn what historical documents reveal about the past using an engaging activity.  Academics participate in a role-playing scenario, view the voting record of the Constitutional Convention, complete written prompts, and discuss their opinions in a group setting. The resource helps scholars to interpret historical documents and understand how differing opinions shaped voting. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a mock congress to vote on class issues to reflect the Constitutional Convention 
  • Compare the voting record of the Constitutional Convention to modern congressional voting 
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity is completed online
  • 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
  • Activity is great for remote learning 
  • The resource is a good skills practice using primary sources
Cons
  • None