As Mary Sarah Bilder says in the introduction to Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, scholars have known for over a century that James Madison revised the notes he took during the deliberations in Philadelphia over the Constitution. So why write a detailed book on the Convention that then proceeds to include commentary on Federalist 10,Read More
Federalist Paper 10 by James Madison provides teachers with a unique challenge. It is at once one of the most important documents of America's founding era as well as one of the most difficult for students to comprehend. This lesson plan provides unique access to this vital primary source through a modern "translation" of its full text and ample scaffolding, allowing all your students, no matter their reading levels, the opportunity to experience this great source.