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What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook

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What Did George Post Today?  Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Nine 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

What Would Ben, Tom, and George Think? Blogging about the American Revolution

After researching famous people of the American Revolution, students take on the identities of these Patriots and Loyalists. Students then participate in a blog, writing responses about events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Myth and Truth: Independence Day

By exploring myths and truths surrounding Independence Day, students think critically about commonly believed stories regarding the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the Independence Day holiday.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Bio Cube

Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 4

It's Independence Day! Or is it?

Students consider why there are so many different dates associated with the Declaration of Independence and why the nation's birthday is celebrated on July 4.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 28

Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.

Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 18

Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride in 1775.

Through the study of Paul Revere, students learn about primary source documents while researching their family histories, with which they create and compare their family trees.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 16

The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773.

Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching with Zooming Slideshows through Prezi

Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.

 

 

COMMUNITY STORIES

Making Facebook Friends with Holden Caulfield

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