This is a perfect activity to use to address the government shutdown and the fiscal cliff!
This activity should be paired with an up-to-date article about the "Fiscal Cliff" faced by the United States government. In this activity, students take an article (easily found on any news website), and identify and analyze the way that our current government financial problems were foreseen, and warned against in Washington's Farewell Address, Students are then asked to use the principles of Washington's Farewell Address to brainstorm methods to avert or fix our current governmental financial problems.
Washington's Farewell Address and the Fiscal Cliff
by Olivia Good
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