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ERIC Number: ED478847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-17
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Colonial Broadsides: A Student-Created Play. [Lesson Plan].
"Broadsides" are notices written on disposable, single sheets of paper printed on one side only, intended to have an immediate impact on readers. Broadsides had an impact in colonial America--they delivered the latest news and much more: government proclamations, public service announcements, opinion papers, advertisements, and entertainment updates. Broadsides addressed virtually every aspect of the American Revolution, and they provide a wide range of suitable classroom topics. In this lesson, students in grades 6-8 will use the resources of the Library of Congress' Printed Ephemera Collection to experience the news as the colonists heard it. The lesson plan: provides an introduction; cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; poses a guiding question; gives learning objectives; informs teachers about preparing to teach the lesson; presents four suggested activities--the fourth activity is to put together a class play about events leading up to the American Revolution; offers additional activities for extending the lesson; lists selected Websites; and addresses standards alignment. Contains a broadsides analysis worksheet. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A