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Washington's Farewell: What He Meant and What It Says for Today

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (5)
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Washington's Farewell Address is timely advise by a president who implemented the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Edward Simmons
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (682)
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Students will learn: (1) important messages from Washington's Farewell Address; (2) the historical context of the message and our best understanding of Washington's intentions; and (3) the extent to which there is continuity of significance for Washington's concerns today.
Teacher is a Ph.D. in history with decades of experience teaching college survey courses. He is also a grader of essay portions of the Advanced Placement test for U.S. History for the Educational Testing Service. 
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A handout featuring quotations from Washington's Farewell Address will be provided to illustrate key points of content.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Important references for the course will be: (1) the American Presidency Project website (https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/presidential-documents-archive-guidebook/farewell-addresses); (2) The US Senate website on Washington's Farewell (https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/presidential-documents-archive-guidebook/farewell-addresses); (3) The website for the National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon (https://www.mountvernon.org/library/george-washingtons-farewell-address/ ); (4) John Avlon's book Washington's Farewell; and (5) James Thomas Flexner, Washington The Indispensable Man.

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Edward Simmons
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (682)
I am a Vanderbilt Ph.D. who has spent a lifetime learning and teaching world history, especially in connection with science, archaeology, Bible studies, and philosophy. Being drafted (Vietnam period) just as I started my college teaching career... 
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