Day 7

Founding Brothers Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    'Lost Voices' Presentations

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    To research recent scholarship on the revolutionary era

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.5

    Structure:

    In the preface of Founding Brothers, Ellis, addresses trends in recent historical scholarship and writes that, "Much of the best work has taken the form of a concerted effort to revere the lost voices from the revolutionary generation [...]." While Ellis makes clear that his project does not fit this mold, students will work over the course of the unit to...

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