Reader's Theater:  Federalists vs Anti-Federalists and Ratifying the U.S. Constitution
Every US History student is expected to know the names of prominent Federalists and Anti-Federalists, weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and why we have a Bill of Rights, This fun, 20-minute reader's theater script allow students to review these concepts in a fresh, interactive way. With added bits of humor (did Patrick Henry really say, "Give me liberty or give me a side of beef?") and the constant middle-school scuffling between Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, students will see that the Founding Fathers might be a little less stuffy and a lot more interesting than first impressions might have indicated. It's the Federalists vs Anti-Federalists reader's theater that you've been waiting for!

The dialogue is conversational and modern, to engage students and make the material more accessible.


20- minute Reader's Theater script with 9 speaking parts
Comprehension questions
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Created: Jan 5, 2017

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