Lesson Plan: Social Studies Fifth- Eight Grade

Interview with the Signers
of the Constitution



Brief Description:

Students work in small groups to develop three questions that a newspaper reporter assigned to cover the signing of the Constitution might have asked each of the following signers of the Constitution: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.


Students demonstrate critical thinking skills in developing interview questions. Students work together in cooperative groups.

Materials Needed :

paper, pens or pencils; student-researched library sources or computers with Internet access

Lesson Plan:



Have students present their questions to the class. As a follow-up, have each student take on the role of a signer and answer the three questions developed by each group.

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