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Interview with the
Arts & Humanities,
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.
Constitution, signers, newspaper, reporter, interview, Washington, Franklin, Madison, Hamilton
Materials neededpaper, pens or pencils; student-researched library sources or computers with Internet access
Variation for younger students: Assign one signer to the entire class, and have the students work together to complete the lesson.
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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