In this Google Expedition, students will develop a rich understanding of the arguments in favor of and in opposition to the ratification of the US Constitution. Students will examine and analyze key excerpts from “Federalist No. 51,” George Mason’s objections to the Constitution, and notes from Alexander Hamilton’s Plan of Government speech in conjunction with the Expedition. As the students discuss the arguments presented, they will come to understand that Americans did not unilaterally agree on their new form of government.
Students will be able to
*Read critically and analyze primary sources
*Develop a clear understanding of arguments in favor of and in opposition to the ratification of the US Constitution
*Draw logical conclusions
*Construct supporting arguments for both sides of debate
*Demonstrate their skills through a class discussion and exit card