Changes In A Democratic Society, Lesson 2 Of 3

A three-tiered activity guides eighth graders through an engaging social studies activity. After completing the pre-activity, that prompts learners to participate in a seminar on Richard Westall's painting The Sword of Damocles, individuals choose a letter to write from the perspective of a colonial American. Individuals then choose a leader from the American Revolution and write a letter to a loved one about his or her feelings about democracy. Finally, writers choose additional works of art to include in a museum exhibit about American democracy.

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