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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 2. Analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States

Objective a. Explain why the United States adopted a policy of neutrality prior to the War of 1812

Resource Links
President Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality.
President Washington’s Farewell Address, in which he lays out his recommendations for foreign policy.
Brief essay on foreign affairs under George Washington.
George Washington Wired Web blog devoted to exploring the life of the first President. Web page also features links to Mt. Vernon’s extensive resources for teachers
Resources for Objective 5.C.2.a:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS