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Second Continental Congress Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about the Second Continental Congress with this lesson plan. Students will read an informational text explaining its history and impact, weaving discussion questions to increase comprehension. Follow up with an activity and quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the importance of the Second Continental Congress
  • describe the history of the Second Continental Congress
  • discuss the impact of the Second Continental Congress

Length

1 hour for the lesson plus time for activity

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Second Continental Congress
  • Intolerable Acts
  • First Continental Congress
  • Continental Army
  • Olive Branch Petition
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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