This is a one page summary of George Washington's Farewell Address. It is NOT meant to be a complete summary as that could take several pages. It is meant to give students an introduction to three main points in the address - National Unity, Political Parties, and Foreign Alliances.
After reading, students will answer 9 questions. The first of which asks students to explain the meaning of a quote at the top of the page. The remaining include primarily "thinking" questions.
This can be used as a class assignment or as homework. If used in class, allow time to have a discussion about the final question on the handout that allows kids to compare some ideals of the Address with today's current political/world climate.