ERIC Number: ED481169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Revolutionary War. [Lesson Plan].
Based on James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier's novel "My Brother Sam Is Dead," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that one way to learn about the past is to read historical novels; and that some people take one side or another in a war or other conflict, and some find themselves caught in the middle. The main activity of the lesson involves students writing and performing a monologue in the persona of one of the colonists in the story, which takes place during the American Revolution. 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: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Oral Interpretation, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
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