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ERIC Number: ED238742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-7
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Convention Problems - 1787.
Hanson, Deroy L.
Designed to motivate eighth-grade civics students in the study of the United States Constitution, this game is intended to simulate the basic problems faced by the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. The four parts of the game introduce the governmental concepts of the bicameral legislature, the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the Electoral College. Each game part, which can be role played by 15 to 67 students and which requires simple parliamentary or group discussion skills, is designed to be played within one class period. Instructions for play are given along with the needed materials: (1) profile cards and prepared speeches for President George Washington and Benjamin Franklin; (2) profile cards for 13 state delegations; (3) blank "Constitution of the United States"; and (4) voting record sheet. Instructions for making name cards for each state delegation are also given. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A