This unit focuses on the presidency of George Washington. The unit is packed with rigorous activities that will keep your students engage.
Your students will practice evidence-based writing and close reading. All the questions are modeled after the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium Release Questions. All questions are DOK (Depth of Knowledge) 2 and 3.
This unit includes reading and writing strategies, geography strategy, information text and primary source documents, video clips, and constructed response.
Lessons are differentiated for struggling students and EL students.
Your students will practice their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with the following topics.
1.) Valley Forge - The Making of a President
2.) Washington Takes Office - Presidential Precedents and the New Republic
3.) Washington's Domestic Policy - Northwest Territory, Indian Wars and Whiskey Rebellion
4.) Washington's Foreign Policy - French Revolution
5.) Political Parties - Hamilton and Jefferson
6.) Washington's Farewell Address
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