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Federalists & Anti-Federalists Group Project

From this list, your group must choose FOUR projects to complete. You should collaborate to
ensure that your message and arguments are fairly consistent through each individual medium
you choose to utilize in promoting your political ideas. Each project is accompanied by a list of
criteria you must follow when completing it, as well as a brief description to help aid you in
creating your end product. Please use class content accurately and be as creative as possible. A
rubric at the end of this handout will be what Mr. Tanner uses to determine your groups final

1. Political Cartoon: Create a political cartoon that persuades either the Federalists or AntiFederalists to see things from your point of view. Must be completed on a blank sheet of paper or
poster paper, and use color.
Description - A political cartoon is an illustration that utilizes a variety of persuasive techniques
to convey a particular political argument. These can include symbolism, simple objects that
represent ideas or concepts; exaggeration, highlighting particular features or characteristics of
people or things in order to make a point; labeling, to make clear exactly what images or ideas
stand for; analogy, comparisons between two things to make a complex issue more simple;
and/or irony, expressing the difference between the way things are and the way things should be.

2. Letter to the Editor: Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper or magazine publication
addressing one of the main arguments of the Federalists or Anti-Federalists. Your letter should
include a persuasive title, and utilize at between 3-4 pieces of evidence to support your position
and convince readers that your opinion is valuable. Must be at least 200 words.
Description - A letter to the editor is a letter sent to a newspaper or magazine publication about
issues of concern from its readers. Letters to the editor are typically based on a single issue, and
cite a variety of evidence or facts to improve their arguments.

3. Billboard Advertisement: Using a piece of poster paper, design a billboard

advertisement that persuades passers-by to consider your opinion (whether its associated with
the Federalist or Anti-Federalist viewpoint). Must be creative, and include brief text phrases, and
at least one image.
Description - A billboard is a large outdoor board that displays advertisements and tries to
persuade those who see it.

4. One-minute Promotional Video with Script: Create a one-minute promotional

video that entertains viewers, educates them, and persuades them to agree with either the
Federalists or Anti-Federalists political agenda. The video should be based off of a written
script. Your written script should be approximately 150 words in length.
Description - Promotional videos are used for a variety of reasons, but are often used to connect
personally with individuals by entertaining and educating them about a particular topic. Videos
are most often the product of careful planning, and are based off of a written script.

5. Social Media Marketing Campaign: Create two 50-word Facebook posts, ten 140character Tweets, and three Instagram-like posts (an image + a caption) using schoolappropriate, but entertaining and convincing language and hashtags to convince your friends to
side with the arguments supported by the Federalists or Anti-Federalists.
Description - A social media marketing campaign focuses on creating social content that
encourages readers to share it across their social networks to influence them to agree with their
opinion, buy their product, or use their service.

6. Blog Post: Write a 200-word blog post about one of the main arguments of the Federalists
or Anti-Federalists. Your blog post should feature a title, and should be written in a laid back
style that entertains or informs your readers about how you feel and why you feel the way you
Description - A blog is a term used to describe a website post that features diary-type
commentary on a particular issue, and often includes links to articles online or other websites
that support ones arguments.

Grading Criteria:
Following Directions
Self & Peer Evaluation

60 points (15 points per project)

20 points (5 points per project)
20 points (5 points per project)
20 points (5 points per project)
50 points
30 points
Total = 200 points possible