University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lesson Plans

We have provided some suggestions on how to use various parts of our website. Most are based in the documents found within the Ratification, Confederation, and Founders Pages. Since many state standards of instruction emphasize the use of primary sources, all of our suggestions are focused on using and interpreting documents. It should be noted that these are merely suggestions and that some modification may be warranted based on grade level and other classroom considerations.

A Series of Lesson Plan Books Published by the CSAC

The Creation and Ratification of the Constitution (pdf)

  • Part I. The Constitutional Convention
  • Part II. The Ratification of the Constitution

Scripted Conversations: The Federalist and Antifederalists Debate the Constitution (pdf)

Scripted Conversations: The Supreme Court on Executive Power (pdf)

Lesson Plans Using Materials on the CSAC Website

Lesson Plans by CSAC Fellows

Lessons Relating to the Confederation Period

Lessons Relating to the Philadelphia Convention

Lessons Relating to the Ratification of the Constitution