Starr’s Mill hosts Constitutional Convention

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Starr’s Mill High was transported back in time as US History students participated in a mock Constitutional Convention.

Starr’s Mill High was transported back in time as US History students participated in a mock Constitutional Convention to learn about the debates that took place between the states in 1787.

Josh Reeves and Taylor Sweeney led their US history classes through an immersive study of the Constitutional Convention. Students were assigned the roles of historical figures who participated in the convention like George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. They made business cards for their delegates and gave speeches about certain topics. Some even dressed up as their historical figure.

“We moved them based on how they would have voted and pointed out how much of a role geography played and how it led to the sectionalism that dominated the 19th century,” said Reeves, who hopes they will make the event larger in the future. “We hope the kids understood why certain people voted the way they did back then and what the important topics of the time were while making our Constitution.”