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Subject: Social Studies
Title: George Washington on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine the arguments used by George Washington in support of the Sedition Act. They focus on the role of partisan politics in the creation of and/or controversy over the Sedition Act.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in Congress on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine the provisions in the U.S. Constitution that are relevant to the debate over the Sedition Act. They explore the arguments offered in Congress for and against the Sedition Act.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Thomas Jefferson on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine arguments put forth by Thomas Jefferson and others in opposition to the Sedition Act. They discuss Jefferson's opinion on how constitutional questions about the Sedition Act could be resolved.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Certain Crimes Against the United States: Consequences of the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: This is the final lesson in the five-lesson EDSITEment curriculum unit titled Certain Crimes Against the United States: The Sedition Act. In this lesson, students explore some applications and consequences of the Sedition Act. They consider the problems governments face in balancing security needs and personal freedoms.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The First American Party System: Events, Issues, and Positions      Add Bookmark
Description: In this three-lesson unit from EDSITEment, students read the philosophical and policy statements of Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and others to better understand the nature and positions of the first political parties in the United States.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: President Madison's 1812 War Message      Add Bookmark
Description: This curriculum unit, from EDSITEment, consists of three lessons. In the first lesson, students read a message from President Madison announcing to Congress the United States entry into war with Great Britain. Students are provided the opportunity to raise questions about the contents of what came to be called the War Message. In the second part, the teacher--in a series of optional mini-lessons--shares pertinent examples of primary source documents (and some secondary accounts) that illuminate key points in the letter. Opportunities for independent research are also provided. In the final lesson, students return to the War Message, review its contents, and consider what documents might be useful in making further analyses of the text.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The First American Party System: U.S. Political Parties -- The Principle of Legitimate Opposition      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students explore critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties. They reflect on the essential elements of an organized political party.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: President Madison's 1812 War Message: A Brief Overview      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students read a message from President Madison announcing to Congress the United States entry into war with Great Britain. Students are provided the opportunity to raise questions about the contents of the message, and encouraged to hypothesize about documents that would be helpful in clarifying questions about the issue.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: President Madison's 1812 War Message: A Documentary Review      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, consists of a series of activities designed to share pertinent examples of primary documents (and some secondary accounts) that illuminate key points in President Madison's War Message. The lesson identifies 10 statements in the message about which students are likely to have questions, and it provides relevant materials for analysis.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: President Madison's 1812 War Message: Answers Lead to More Questions      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students review passages they find troubling in President Madison's War Message. They read the War Message again, and, as they come to each of the identified sections, the class works together to determine whether the issues have been clarified.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Monroe Doctrine: Origin and Early American Foreign Policy      Add Bookmark
Description: In this four-lesson unit from EDSITEment, students learn about the development of the Monroe Doctrine. They review the Monroe Doctrine against a background of United States foreign relations in the early years of the republic. In particular, they examine Monroe's involvement in American diplomacy while serving in a variety of positions before he was elected president. They become familiar with Monroe's beliefs in an expanded United States as well as an expanded role for the United States in the Americas. Students also read primary source material reflecting the independence movement in South America, which served as the direct impetus for the Monroe Doctrine. Finally, small groups analyze some documentary evidence of Adams's role and Jefferson's advice regarding the Monroe Doctrine. The class then debates how credit for the Doctrine should be allocated.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Monroe Doctrine: Whose Doctrine Was It?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students learn about the contributions of John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson to the development of the Monroe Doctrine.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Monroe Doctrine: U.S. Foreign Affairs (circa 1782-1823) and James Monroe      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students learn about the development of the Monroe Doctrine. They create a timeline of significant events in U.S. foreign affairs before 1823, cite the roles played by James Monroe and his contributions to U.S. diplomacy before he became president, and make connections between diplomatic events and revolutionary movements, concerns over U.S. peace and safety, and U.S. expansion.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Monroe Doctrine: President Monroe and the Independence Movement in South America      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students learn about the development of the Monroe Doctrine. They explore how conditions in Europe related to the independence movements in South America and reflect on the reasons President Monroe gave for recognizing the movements.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Monroe Doctrine: A Close Reading      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students learn about the development of and undertake a close reading of the Monroe Doctrine. They learn about the events in United States and European foreign affairs to which the document refers and explore its primary purpose.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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