During the colonial and early American eras, broadsides are a popular method of announcing or publicizing information. Mass produced on single sheets of paper, the broadsides are handed out at town squares, taverns, and churches. Choose one of the delegates who signs the final Constitution. Design a broadside publicizing that delegate's opinion of the new Constitution. Place the broadsides around the classroom to decorate the space like an early American tavern.
Picture the Preamble
Working with a partner, create a picture book illustrating the Preamble to the Constitution. Place each phrase on a single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" white paper, with the illustration above or below the phrase. Share your book with others in the classroom. If possible, take a field trip to an elementary or middle school class to share the book.
Wish You Were Here
While at the Convention, delegates observe a secrecy rule, limiting...
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