Prompting Student Curiosity About George Washington’s Decision to Participate in the Constitutional Convention

This post is by Lee Ann Potter, the director of the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives office at the Library of Congress. In the September 2022 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article shared a spring 1787 exchange between George Washington and Henry Knox […]

Encouraging Student Understanding of Negotiation and the Value of Notetaking during the 1787 Constitutional Convention

In the September 2019 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article featured two pages from James Madison’s Original Notes on Debates at the Federal Constitutional Convention which described the events of Monday, June 18, 1787.