George Mason Mini-lesson

Lesson Plan

This mini-lesson looks at George Mason's role in the founding of the U.S.  Even though he never served as a president and refused to sign the Constitution, Mason's work in Virginia and with the Anti-Federalists earn him a place with the Founding Fathers.    


  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: Founding Father, individual liberties, slavery, anti-federalist, wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Constitution