Thomas Paine Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov
This lesson plan is centered around an informative text lesson on Thomas Paine and his significance to early America. You will be provided discussion questions, a brief quiz and an activity to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives

After students have worked through the discussion topics, questions, quiz, and activity in this lesson they will have the necessary knowledge to:

  • give a brief overview of Thomas Paine's life
  • describe Paine's importance to colonial Americans
  • identify Paine's most important works
  • discuss why and how his pamphlets were so important

Length

1 to 2 hours

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.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4

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