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Foundation of Government explores Washingtons role in the creation of a new government, including his influence on the Constitution and the Presidency.
Film on the Constitutional Convention and Ratification of the Constitution.
Online interactive asking students to identify which states wanted which form of representation during the Constitutional Convention.
An online timeline exploring the events that led to the Constitution.
Online interactive asking students to identify the order of events before, during, and after the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
A lesson plan facilitating discussion with students about the challenges that George Washington faced as the first president of the United States.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the Founding of the U.S. Government.
A lesson plan discussing Washington's Farewell Address and foreign policy.
Article describing the presidential receptions of Washington's administration and their detractors.
A lesson plan asking students to use Article 1 and Article 2 of the Constitution and George Washington's notes on his personal copy of the document to create a job description for the President of the United States in 1787.
A lesson plan outlining a role-playing activity intended to help students better understand the perspectives of individual delegates at the critical point when they were debating representation at the Constitutional Convention.
A lesson supporting the video A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution. After viewing the video, students use flashcards, quizzes, interactives, and worksheets to study and demonstrate their understanding of advanced vocabulary.
A transcription of Washington's Presidential Farewell Address.