Lesson Purpose

A lesson plan that facilitates discussion amongst students about the challenges George Washington faced as the first President of the United States.

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Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will discuss the challenges of being the first President of the United States.
  • Students will analyze primary source documents in order to identify key points.
  • Students will present their findings to the class.

Related Standards:

  • Principles of Democracy
  • Revolution and the New Nation
  • Writing Standards

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