ERIC Number: ED480861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The American Revolution: The Declaration and Beyond. [Lesson Plan].
Based on Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that as the American Revolution approached, writers created highly persuasive documents calling for separation from England. The main activity in the lesson involves students in writing a persuasive essay. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Revolutionary War (United States), Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
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Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.