The time period from 1789-1808 was crucial for America. We were noticing parts of the Constitution that were not very specific, figuring out our identity as a democracy, fighting about the role of government, talking about expanding west, and wondering which European nations to trust.
While not a day-to-day lesson plan, this packet can supplement and complement your current materials. It contains 3 sets of teacher notes, 2 primary source worksheets, 1 review crossword puzzle, 1 anagram wordplay activity, 2 versions of a quiz, and a list of online resources.
The material was originally developed for a high school United States History class. However, some middle school teachers might benefit from having it in their files as an extra resource for information and ideas.
Best of luck exploring America's growing pains with your students. Feel free to ask any questions.