I created these activities for several units on the early years of US history 1790-1820. I wanted to give the students the ability to ponder through these problems and allow them to debate them before we delved into which courses our first five Presidents took. Comes complete with 10 scenarios with a challenge for each. There are no wrong answers, but all answers need to be supported.
I coupled this activity with Socratic Smackdown a game available for download for free here.
Students read the scenarios and wrote their answers and then we engaged in this discussion/debate format.It was a big hit!