Q2W7: January 5-8

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #19
Unit of InstructionEarly Republic
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.12 Examine the influences of George Washington’s presidency in the
formation of the new nation.

SS.8.A.4.3 Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and
groups during this era of American History

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • I can contribute to class discussion with at least once with an informed, relevant way.
  • I can argue a point with relevant details about Hamilton’s financial plan.
  • I can make an informed decision on what to do about the US’s foreign relations.
  • I can create a political campaign based on the original parties of the US
Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

  • Vocabulary/Vocabulary Relay Race
  • Notes/Discussion on Hamilton’s Financial Plan
  • Response to Hamilton’s Plan – Due Wednesday

ONLINE:

Make vocab cards for the following words:

  • Precedent- tradition or example
  • Tariff- a tax on imported goods
  • Cabinet – A group of advisors to the president
  • Bonds – a certificate promising to repay borrowed money
  • Partisan – clearly favoring one faction
  • Nullify- to legally overturn

Take notes and discuss with the class/on Canvas at least once dealing with Washington’s presidency and Hamilton’s financial plan.

AlexanderHamiltonsFinancialPlan-1

Federalist Era Notes

Hamilton’s plan Response:

  • Create a response to Hamilton’s plan in the form of a newspaper editorial, political cartoon, poster, or song/poem. You can be either for or against the plan, but include:
  • At least 3 reasons for your position (6 points)
  • Examples – How will this impact your region? Is it fair to all? etc
  • Do you think the plan will succeed? Why? (2 points)
  • At least 2 vocabulary words (2 points)

Day 2:

1-4 

Vocabulary Words

Washington’s Presidency Overview

6-8

Finish Hamilton’s Plan Response

Day 3:

Bellringer/Vocab

Cabinet Battle/Federalist Era Notes

Election of 1796 – Political Campaign

ONLINE:

Federalist Era Notes

Political Campaign

You are in charge of creating part of the 1796 presidential campaign for either John Adams or Thomas Jefferson. In order to advertise for your candidate, you need to make a poster that will be put up for the public or write a short speech supporting your party. The campaign manager has given you the following specifications:

Poster:

____ Include at least 4 of the beliefs of the party

____ Include at least one way the other party is bad

Speech:

____ Include at least 3 of the political beliefs of the party/candidate

____ Include at least 2 ways the other party is bad for the country

____ Should explain why your candidate/party is the best choice for the country.

 

____/10 Total

Assignments Due

In class discussion on Hamilton’s plan

Hamilton’s Plan Response:

  • Create a response to Hamilton’s plan in the form of a newspaper editorial, political cartoon or poster. You can be either for or against the plan, but include:
  • At least 3 reasons for your position (6 points)
  • Examples – How will this impact your region? Is it fair to all? etc
  • Do you think the plan will succeed? Why? (2 points)
  • At least 2 vocabulary words (2 points)

Political Campaign

You are in charge of creating part of the 1796 presidential campaign for either John Adams or Thomas Jefferson. In order to advertise for your candidate, you need to make a poster that will be put up for the public and write a short speech supporting your party. The campaign manager has given you the following specifications:

Poster:

____ Include at least 4 of the beliefs of the party

____ Include at least one way the other party is bad

Speech:

____ Include at least 3 of the political beliefs of the party/candidate

____ Include at least 2 ways the other party is bad for the country

____ Should explain why your candidate/party is the best choice for the country.

 

____/10 Total

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