Making Choices

This Making Choices handout & reference also includes:

What factors go into a decision to enter a war? Use a collection of primary source documents and images to prompt a discussion about the American Revolution and the reasons for entering a war against Britain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a history class in your unit on the American Revolution, or when discussing the philosophy of politics and patriotism
  • Bring into a language arts lesson to reinforce reading skills in informational text
  • Have individuals complete the extension activities as homework assignments or independent projects
Classroom Considerations

  • Primary source documents are in color; be sure that printing in black and white does not impair understanding
  • Some lessons require additional materials, such as songs or images; refer to the resources needed noted at the top of the lesson plans
Pros

  • Encourages learners to read the reference materials carefully and critically in order to form their opinions
  • Includes vocabulary lists to help pupils build their prior knowledge
Cons

  • None
Common Core