Presidents Lessons

Precedents of President Washington

Learning Target: I will identify & explain three precedents established by President Washington.

  • precedent: something done or said, that may serve as an example.
  • neutrality: the state of taking no part on either side.
  • Washington's Farewell Address: this speech provided recommendations to the nation.
  • Cabinet: heads of the departments that help the president lead the nation.
    • Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson
    • Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
    • Secretary of War (Defense) Henry Knox
    • Attorney General Edmund Randolph.
  • "One Last Time" - Hamilton At The White House #ObamaLegacy Hamilton: An American Musical Hamilton: An American Musical Published on Jan 10, 2017 As we prepare for President Barack Obama's final days in office, we celebrate the profound legacy he leaves behind. Today, we look back on Christopher Jackson performing "One Last Time" during our visit to The White House. Teach 'em how to say goodbye.

Ranking Washington's Ideals

Analyze these Ideals:

  1. Unity & Sectionalism
  2. The Constitution
  3. Political Parties
  4. Religion & Morality
  5. Education
  6. Credit & Borrowing
  7. Taxes
  8. Foreign Relations
  9. Military
  10. Separation of Powers

Ranking Washington's Ideals Collaborative Poster

  1. Write this title: Ranking Washington’s Ideals.
  2. Each Student will choose and use one Colored Marker for the entire poster. Sign your full name to earn credit.
  3. RANK the IDEALS from 1- 10 by writing each TOPIC, with MET being a 1, down to ABANDONED being a 10.
  4. Write TWO PHRASES from the Excerpts for each Ideal found in Washington’s Farewell Address.
  5. Write ONE ORIGINAL STATEMENT explaining how the United States has either MET or ABANDONED this Ideal.
  6. Draw ONE SYMBOL/IMAGE/ICON/ILLUSTRATION for each Ideal.

Ranking Washington's Ideals Gallery Walk

  1. Committees will work for 15 minutes to complete the Collaborative Poster.
  2. Hang Collaborative Poster at the Station and then do a timed Gallery Walk.
  3. Committees will have one-minute to travel to each Station and analyze the Poster.
  4. Analyze the Rankings, Phrases, Original Statements, and Symbols. Do you agree with the Committees' Rankings? Are the Rankings similar to your Poster? Does an Original Statement stand out to you?
  5. After completing the Gallery Walk, go back to your Committee and await further Teacher Instructions.
  6. Students will go to the Agree/Yea or Disagree/Nay region of the classroom and locate either their State counterpart, Class Member, or Chairman caucus.