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Lesson Purpose

A lesson plan that uses rules from the Rules for Civility and Decent Behavior to establish a context for behavior and social expectations in George Washington’s time and creates best behavior practices for present-day classrooms and communities. 

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Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will analyze several rules from the Rules for Civility and Decent Behavior to establish a context for behavior and social expectations in George Washington’s time.
  • Students will examine Rule 110 to understand its context within the larger primary source and its implications for behavior in present day classrooms and communities

Related Standards:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies
  • Principles of Democracy
  • Civic values and Social Norms
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Colonial America

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