Day 2

Founding Brothers Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Burr-Hamilton Correspondence

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    To navigate citations, find primary sources in an online archive, and consider how a historical narrative might be interpreted artistically

    Common Core Standards:



    Begin by dividing the class into pairs or small groups and having each group find the letters between Burr and Hamilton cited in this chapter using Ellis's endnotes. The letters can be found at Founders Online, a resource provided by the National Archive. Each group should then choose or be assigned one back and forth exchange between Hamilton and Burr. 1-2 groups...

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