This engaging, thorough lesson plan on Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal includes a 22-slide PowerPoint presentation, guided notes page, and primary source analysis activity for a complete, engaging lesson plan!
The PowerPoint begins with a warm up activity then covers Nixon's presidency from his election in 1968 to his downfall and resignation in 1974. It guides students through the complex Watergate scandal with simple, easy-to-follow notes on the key players, developments, and events of the Watergate Scandal.
Following the PowerPoint, students analyze a primary source from the Watergate Scandal. Included are images of the actual source along with a transcription, worksheet, and timeline of the events of the scandal.
A teacher directions page includes links to videos to pair with the lesson, steps on how to use each resource, and lesson plan suggestions!
This download includes both printable and Google Docs versions
of the primary source analysis! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring this resource into Google Classroom!
This is an excellent lesson plan to help students understand the transition to the modern presidency and distrust of politicians.
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