The following is a common core-based lesson/worksheet that focuses on the foreign policy of President George Washington. This worksheet is loaded with a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote active engagement and critical thinking. Several activities include:
• Do now – critical thinking question perfect for class discussion. Sets up lesson appropriately.
• Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson activity – as Jefferson, make foreign policy recommendations to Washington
• What Would You Do? - Britain vs. France
• Video clip – HBO’s John Adams (Youtube link provided)
• Primary and Secondary source analysis – Proclamation of Neutrality, Jay Treaty, and Washington’s Farewell Address. Includes 10 critical thinking questions perfect for small group or whole class discussion.
• Answer the aim.
Answer key included!
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