Gunston Hall Plantation Discover George Mason Title
Introduction and Indexes Biography Lessons Plantation Community Lessons Colony into Commonwealth Lessons
Making a Nation Lessons

"The Great Business Now Before Us"

OBJECTIVE: to investigate Mason's role in forging the U.S. Constitution
ACTIVITY: read and discuss

The Road to the Convention

OBJECTIVE: to discuss travel in the 18th century by looking at Mason's trip to the Federal Convention
ACTIVITY: interpret a map

Live from Philadelphia

OBJECTIVE: to learn about Mason's role at the Federal Convention
act out a play

Three-Fifths of a Man?

OBJECTIVE: to explore Mason's stand on the slavery issues discussed at the Federal Convention
role play in groups

Why Mason Objected

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate some of Mason's objections to the U.S. Constitution
discuss in groups

A Great Idea

OBJECTIVE: to discover how the U.S. Bill of Rights developed out of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
compare and contrast the two documents

Constitutional Word Power

OBJECTIVE: to review some of the players and concepts of the Constitutional period
play word game

Our Man George

OBJECTIVE: to summarize Mason's achievements
plan promotional campaign on Mason

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