Thomas Paine's Common Sense Lesson for Kids: Facts & Summary


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When Thomas Paine arrived in Philadelphia, he worked as a journalist, which is someone who does what?

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1. According to Part One of Common Sense, why do people need government?

2. Why was Thomas Paine opposed to the idea of a monarchy?

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The worksheet and quiz are available in case you want to see how much you know about Thomas Paine's Common Sense. The concept of Common Sense and facts about Thomas Paine are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • What Common Sense led to
  • Suggestion made by Paine in Common Sense
  • Famous journalist who wrote Common Sense
  • An idea that Thomas Paine disagreed with

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  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the idea that Paine disagreed with
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on Common Sense
  • Explaining information - read Paine's feelings about America gaining independence from Britain and explain it correctly

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