Unit Plan

A New Nation American Independence Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

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Sixteen lessons make up a read-aloud anthology centered around America's journey toward independence. Scholars hear texts about the Boston Tea Party, Betsy Ross, the Found Fathers, the Liberty Bell, and more! Pupils discuss their readings, complete word work, and participate in extension activities in class and at home.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Align the unit with a similar social studies unit; combine focus walls to create an interdisciplinary snapshot into what the class is learning
Classroom Considerations
  • The 10th unit in a series of 11 for first graders by Core Knowledge
  • Set aside extra prep time to make the assortment of copies
  • Requires projection for image viewing
  • The unit offers plenty of detail and information to make performing it easier
  • Lessons follow similar routines each week
  • None