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Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh’s and Patrick Henry’s Language of Resistance
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, March 23, 1775. Henry's speech is available in most American Literature anthologies, and online at http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patrick.asp.
- An audio re-enactment of the speech is also available online at http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm.
- General classroom supplies (paper, pens or pencils, board or chart paper, and so forth)
- Battling for Liberty: Chief Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance Analysis Worksheet
- Patrick Henry's Speech, Divided into Sections for Translation
- Battling for Liberty Presentation Rubric
- Tecumseh’s speech to the Osages in the winter of 1811-1812
- Sell a Country! Why Not Sell the Air?
- Patrick Henry—Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death
- Audio Reenactment of Patrick Henry's Speech
- Gather copies of the three speeches to be examined. Each student should have a copy of the speeches.
- Make copies of the Battling for Liberty: Chief Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance Analysis Worksheet and the Presentation Rubric for all students or prepare overheads or chart paper with the information.