The Farewell Address Lesson Plans
by George Washington

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  • Washington's Farewell Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing rhetorical appeals. Effective appeals address all aspects of the rhetorical situation in any text or speech: the speaker, the audience, and the message. With this rhetorical situation in mind, Aristotle sought a means to most effectively convey ideas. He...

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  • Farewell Address Rhetorical Devices Lesson Plan

    Rhetorical Devices Used for Persuasive Effect:  This lesson focuses on George Washington’s use of rhetorical devices to support his argument for national unity in his Farewell Address. Students will identify specific examples of ethos, pathos, and logos from the speech in order to explain how Washington develops and supports his...

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