ERIC Number: ED326460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Madison, Montpelier, and the Constitution: A Field Trip Experience for Students. Secondary Program.
Biermann, Melanie; And Others
The life of James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," and his role in U.S. history are discussed in this guide to an educational program designed to acquaint students with Madison prior to a class field trip to his home, Montpelier. An essay on Madison and the Constitution is included, as well as a vocabulary list, a historic timeline, and a selected bibliography. The guide to the participatory house tour of Montpelier, "I Was There!," is designed to allow students to meet, through role-playing situations, eight people who influenced Madison's life and political principles. A cast of characters and scripts to be used in this exercise are included in the document. Ten activity sheets, and appendices containing highlights from the Constitution and Bill of Rights also appear. All scripts, vocabulary lists, timelines, maps, activity sheets, and Constitutional materials for students are provided. Details for arranging a field trip to Montpelier also are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Madison (James); Montpelier (Madison Home); United States Constitution
Note: For the elementary and middle school programs, see SO 030 056-057.