Teacher Guide

Founding Brothers Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To analyze and form arguments about primary sources from the late-18th and early-19th centuries.

  2. 2

    To consider how an approach to writing history can imply a specific world view and set of assumptions.

  3. 3

    To explore possible revisions to standard historical narratives.

  4. 4

    To make connections between U.S. politics in the revolutionary era and the recent history of the United States.

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