This DBQ style lesson asks students to use multiple primary and secondary sources to evaluate the statement: George Washington was a stern and unknowable man, always in complete control, with little tolerance for sentimentality or familiarity. This lesson was created by 2016-2017 Life Guard Teacher Fellow Michael Ellis.
- Students will analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources in order to recognize change over time
- Students will respond to a writing prompt in a clear, thesis-driven essay that uses evidence from the provided sources
- Primary Source Analysis
- Writing Standards
- Reading Standards
- Early American History
- Civic Values and Social Norms