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  1.   John Adams
John Adams Curriculum connections: U.S. History, Government Objectives Students will be able to: Explain John Adams' role in the Declaration of Independence and in convincing the Congress to accept the document. Identify the similarities and differences between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Determine reasons that Ada...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  2.   Blueprints for a New Nation: The Constitution and the Early Days of the Republic
...? 2. Federal or State Government? 3. Strict or loose interpretation of Constitution a. Unconstitutionality 4. Britain or France vi. Party Rivalry 1. Republicans and Federalists a. Federalists Supporters-Hamilton Merchants/Manufacturers/ Bankers b. Republicans-Jefferson, Farmers c. Newspaper Bias d. John Adams-Federalist becomes 2^nd President Key or Pivotal Questions 1. What were the terms of the Northwest Ordinance? Why were they important? 2. Why did the farmers rebel during Shay's Rebellion? 3. What did Shay's Rebellion prove about the Articles of Confederation? 4. What are the three branches of government? 5....
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    Grade Level: K-12

  3.   Emergence of Politics
...oose interpretation of Constitution, for Bank of U.S., pro-British, and for protective tariff. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS: Jefferson, common people, state government, agriculture, strict interpretation of Constitution, against Bank of U.S., pro-French, against protective tariff) This will carry us into John Adams' victory in the election of 1796, and the subsequent XYZ affair. Although each party was united in the election, this incident will divide the Federalists. VI. LESSON CLINCHING We will summarize the lesson by determining the effectiveness of political parties. In most cases they can actually impede the electi...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  4.   Rev War Review -- NEWSPAPER TIME!
...won? Where were they fought? (It is okay to convey this information in a chart format.) 2. Life on the Home Front - Write a column describing what daily life is like during the war. Use your imagination! 3. Interviewer - Make up a fake interview with a famous person from the war (George Washington, John Adams, King George, John Hancock, General Cornwallis, etc.). What questions might a reporter ask these individuals? What do you think their responses would be? 4. Editor - Write an editorial (a short essay describing your opinion about an issue) that might have appeared in the paper during the war. Possible topics...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  5.   Defining Judicial Review
...of the courts. A constitution is, in fact, and must be regarded by judges, as fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body. (See Federalist Paper 78) In the 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, used judicial review to declare an act of Congress null and void. In that opinion, John Marshall wrote, The powers of the legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken or forgotten, the Constitution is wri...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  6.   Foundations of U.S. History: Explore Sources
Home Schedule Collaboration Resources Lessons Explore Sources About Explore SourcesJohn Smith Map Additional Resources Lesson Plan Bibliography Credits Transcripts Get Flash Player John Smith Map Lesson Plan: John Smith's 1612 Map: What can it show us? Author: Stacy Hoeflich School: John Adams Elementary Grade Level: 4 Time Estimated: 60 minutes print the lesson plan (.pdf) Brief Overview In 1606, Kin...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  7.   Bossy Britain Upsets Colonists
...7 on the road. Draw the king standing beside these goods with his hand reaching towards a colonist. The king's happy face might say, "What a clever way to get money," while the unhappy colonists might say, "This is unfair. Britain has to stop taxing us." Other info to write underneath the road: Sam Adams and John Adams from Massachusetts, and Patrick Henry from Virginia, gained attention as they keep "stirring the pot" about these latest taxes. Because of the continued colonial protests and boycott, Britain quartered more soldiers in Boston and dismissed some colonial legislatures. Tensions rose steadily as coloni...
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    Grade Level: K-8

  8.   Decisions...Decisions!
...ence Colonists felt mistreated by Great Britain and underrepresented in the British Parliament. Tired of taxation without representation and lack of individual freedoms, colonists united to declare independence. Important colonists, such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and John Adams met in Philadelphia for a Continental Congress where they discussed the rights, liberties and freedoms of all human beings. After boycotting British goods, the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, igniting the Revolution. Look for the Declaration of Independence at th...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  9.   Women of Substance - Broadcasting Their Stories
...can high school students combine English Language Arts & Multi-Media skills to educate their peers and younger children about three women represented in a recently dedicated public art sculpture? Overview Students research the Boston Women's Memorial (BWM) celebrating three historic figures Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone whose writings continue to challenge the American consciousness. The high schoolers accompany fifth grade buddies from a neighboring school to the Adams National Historical Park and exchange reflections. Composing scripts for a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and a Monologues Se...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  10.   The Education of Abigail Adams
The Education of Abigail Adams The Education of Abigail Adams Abigail Adams: First Ladies' Lives Skill: Elementary School Time Required: Two to three class periods Linkable Resources Juvenile Biography: Abigail Adams Standards Compliance NCSS Strand 2 Time, Continuity, and Change NCSS Strand 3 People, Places, and Environments NCSS Strand 4 Indi...
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    Grade Level: 3-5


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