Alexander Hamilton and Washington’s Presidency

In this Google Expedition, students will read and analyze excerpts from two of George Washington’s most important addresses. The first is the speech he gave to Congress on the day of his first inauguration in 1789; the second is his Farewell Address to the American people, written in 1796, when he announced he would not run for a third term. Students will analyze primary sources in conjunction with the Expedition. Through group work, class discussion, and a written assessment, the students will understand and analyze Washington’s philosophy of government when he began his first term and when he left office.

Students will be able to
*Read critically and analyze excerpts from primary sources
*Draw logical inferences from textual evidence
*Demonstrate these key skills by completing worksheets and writing a succinct evidence-based paragraph

Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.F
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9

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  • Expeditions-Lesson-Hamilton-and-Washington's-Presidency.pdf
  • GilderLehrman.Presidency.Addresses.pdf
  • DBQs---Alexander-Hamilton-and-Washingtons-Presidency.pdf

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Created: May 31, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Lesson Plan

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Expeditions-Lesson-Hamilton-and-Washington's-Presidency

Lesson Plan

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GilderLehrman.Presidency.Addresses

Lesson Plan

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DBQs---Alexander-Hamilton-and-Washingtons-Presidency

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