Election of 1796: A Debate Simulation! Students become Adams & Jefferson!
This lesson is part of the "A New Nation" Unit Plan, located here:
New Nation Unit: 13 engaging, Common Core focused lessons for Washington & Adams
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Engage your students with a classroom debate! Here, students create campaign platforms as they recreate the Election of 1796!
In this debate, students play the role of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the Election of 1796! Students complete a compare/contrast chart that organized both candidate's views. This can be completed as a webquest, homework, or with classroom materials. This is also a great opportunity to allow students to use those dreaded cell phones!
Then, students take on fun role (directions included) that allow all students to play a role in the debate!
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into document!
Tons of fun!
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