Lesson Plan

A Tale of Two Men

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores were both born in 1858, and both came to the Dakota territory in 1883, but they influenced the developing country of America in different ways. Elementary and middle schoolers apply written and photographic sources to a graphic organizer that notes observations and inferences regarding the men's similarities and differences.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson as a model for class members to choose two additional historical figures to compare and contrast
  • Create a cross-curricular activity in which language arts pupils apply analysis skills to the content they are learning in social studies
Classroom Considerations
  • The first page of the resource is the lesson plan; additional pages are student materials
  • Provides context clues and definitions for new vocabulary words
  • Uses both photo and written resources, making the lesson ideal for a focus on primary and secondary sources
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