George Washington’s Rules of Civility

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Young historians read and analyze a handful of George Washington's Rules of Civility. They attempt to explain what each means in "plain English" before responding to the actual comprehension of the rules. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Model how to write a rule in plain English upon giving it to the class
  • Instruct leaners to consult reference materials in order to look up unknown words in Washington's rules
  • Use some of the questions on the side as a means for discussion or written comprehension
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider setting specific guidelines for completing the worksheet
  • Tailor the sheets as necessary
  • Can be used as an independent activity, partner activity, whole-class discussion, or a combination of all three
Pros

  • Has individuals cite specific evidence to support their answers on the sheet
  • Provides vocabulary words at the bottom of each page's chart
  • Downloads as an editable copy
  • Provides answer key
Cons

  • Does not offer instructions