Day 5

Founding Brothers Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Classical Models

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    To better understand classical allusions in Founding Brothers

    Common Core Standards:



    Divide the class into five groups and assign each group one of the chapters they've read thus far, including the preface. Have each group compile a list of references to antiquity in their assigned their chapter. They should then conduct research to learn what these allusions mean and write a sentence for each explaining what Ellis wants to imply when he deploys these allusions. Students should upload their work to a classroom website or blog so that everyone can...

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