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Perpetual Union Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

With this lesson plan, your students are going to explore the concept of the perpetual union and analyze how it impacted important American documents. They will then apply their knowledge in a mock debate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define the concept of the perpetual union
  • Analyze the use of this concept in important American documents
  • Discuss the role of this concept in American history

Length

45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6

Evaluate authors' differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors' claims, reasoning, and evidence.

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