What happened at the Constitutional Convention? How did our government take shape? Who were the people who helped form our country and how did they do it?
This engaging simulation helps students to experience the excitement, compromise, and debates that helped form our national government by recreating the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In it, each student takes on the role of an actual delegate and will reenact three of the most important moments of the entire convention. Using compromise and critical thinking, students will have to try and create consensus to score points, ultimately becoming “Father of the Constitution” by making sure their delegate’s ideas shape the final document. This is a fun, engaging, thought-provoking simulation for upper grade but can be adjusted for younger learners as well.
This product contains handouts, teacher scorekeeping sheets, delegate profiles and detailed instructions to make sure you are your students get the most from this fun activity.