Writing a Diplomatic Toast

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Here's to you! Using a role-playing activity and primary source analysis, learners discover the importance of diplomacy. Impersonating a diplomat from a great empire, they write a toast to another empire, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Write a toast to celebrate a relationship between two countries using the role playing exercise
  • Adapt the activity to study the relationship between other nations outside the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is fourth of seven in "The Diplomacy Challenge"
Pros
  • Activity is creative and engaging
  • Lesson draws upon and reinforces previous knowledge in the unit
Cons
  • None
Common Core