ERIC Number: ED478847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-17
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Playwriting, Revolutionary War (United States), Skill Development, Standards, Student Developed Materials, Student Educational Objectives
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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