The Federalist Era Teacher Pass

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams, oh my!

Believe it or not, America used to be an immature nation. A baby, even. Your job is to show students that the country wasn't born in day—it was a long process full of great achievements and plenty of mistakes.

In this guide you will find

  • lessons analyzing one of the most important figures of the time (a.k.a. that dude on the $1 bill).
  • related historical resources on The American Revolution, the War of 1812, and Thomas Jefferson, among other things.
  • discussion questions on early American diplomacy.

And much more.

Our teaching guide will help you guide students through the birth of a nation (and we don't mean the horribly racist film).

What's Inside Shmoop's History Teaching Guides

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring history to life.

Inside each guide you'll find quizzes, activity ideas, discussion questions, and more—all written by experts and designed to save you time. Here are the deets on what you get with your teaching guide:

  • 3-5 Common Core-aligned activities (including quotation, image, and document analysis) to complete in class with your students, with detailed instructions for you and your students. 
  • Discussion and essay questions for all levels of students.
  • Reading quizzes to be sure students are looking at the material through various lenses.
  • Resources to help make the topic feel more relevant to your 21st-century students.
  • A note from Shmoop's teachers to you, telling you what to expect from teaching the topic and how you can overcome the hurdles.