Lesson 2: The Federalist Defense of Diversity and “Extending the Sphere”

This lesson involves a detailed analysis of Alexander Hamilton’s and James Madison’s arguments in favor of the extended republic in The Federalist Nos. 9, 10 and 51. Students consider and understand in greater depth the problem of faction in a free republic and the difficulty of establishing a government that has enough power to fulfill its responsibilities, but which will not abuse that power and infringe on liberties of citizens.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities & Resources

Prek-12 Lessons for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, the United States observes Hispanic Heritage Month. During the month-long celebration, which begins on the anniversary of the independence of many Latin American countries, we commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic American citizens. Share My Lesson has lesson plans, activities, and classroom resources to help educators celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in their schools.

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Lesson Plans & Resources

Lessons on Asian-Pacific American Heritage.

Each May in the United States, we celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. The term “Asia-Pacific” includes the entire Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free K-12 lesson plans, worksheets, and activities to help teachers celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in their classrooms. Students will learn about the rich contributions, diverse perspectives, and sometimes difficult struggles of Asian Americans throughout our history.