1. Divide class into groups of four or five students. Either assign or allow students to choose a specific role within the group (geographer, historian, archivist, or biographer [may be 2 people]).
2. Tell the students that they represent groups brought to the United States by the Marquis de Lafayette to discover the story of the American Constitution, for the purpose of reporting back to the French people on what might be done there after their Revolution is over. Their report can take any form, written or technological.
The Marquis de Lafayette
The Constitution of the United States
Biographies of the Founding Fathers
Timeline: from Confederation to Constitution
This lesson was developed by Dr. Averil McClelland and adapted by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.