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Eighth-Graders Relive the Constitutional Convention

With powdered wigs aplenty, students re-enacted a period in the founding of our nation.

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With powdered wigs (sort of), knee-high socks and a passion for learning, the eighth-grade American heritage and U.S. history students at Goddard Middle School recreated a piece of history.

The students recreated the Constitutional Convention from 1787 as part of the curriculum at the school, according to Principal Brock Jacobsen.

"Every year in November, they wrap it in to election time," Jacobsen said. 'We actually had a guest speaker re-enact Benjamin Franklin."

In addition to studying the Constitutional Convention, students studied many aspects of the period, including pre-convention and the delegate process.

During their re-enactment, some students portrayed major figures, such as Roger Sherman, a Founding Father who served on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, the President of the Convention.

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