Some of America’s most important citizens throughout its history – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin – participated in the Constitutional Convention, held in Philadelphia in 1787.
As they and many other representatives tangled over a constitution and how it should function, a hummingbird watched the process through a window. So did a mouse, Washington’s horse and other unlikely spectators.
Violet Childers, a fourth-grader in Brandee Green’s classroom, chose the hummingbird for herself in her graphic novel.
In other activities this year, she and her classmates wrote reports about the country’s earlier history.