Sunday, October 26, 2008

Adams' Administration
On Monday my classes will be discussing the Adams' administration. To help the kids learn I sometime like to show short video clips. While I normally look to the great site, it does not have any age appropriate (high school) clips on the XYZ Affair and the Alien and Seditions Acts. Enter Hippo Campus. Here is a short clip on the XYZ Affair and here is one on the Alien Acts. They also have the VA Resolution as well as the KY one. The site also differentiates between advanced placement and regular US history. You could also couple this with Adams' inaguration speech which is on the site, mentioned in an earlier blog, which talks about the importance of following the Constitution. It would be an interesting class discussion to look at the speech in contrast with the Alien and Sedition Acts.

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