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Day 3: Benjamin Franklin's Final Speech at the Constitutional Convention

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students continue to identify Franklin's persuasive strategies geared towards ratification of the Constitution. He urges the Founding Fathers to settle their issues here at the Convention. He is concerned it will not be ratified by the required number of states if the nay-sayers share their opinions with the masses. Therefore, he deliberately uses key terms/phrases to encourage the Founding Fathers to not only ratify, but to also keep their concerns to themselves. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text.
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