Thomas Paine's 1776 pamphlet Common Sense is considered among the most influential writing pieces in American history. This lesson provides students with the opportunity to examine actual excerpts from the text of the pamphlet and summarize the
Thomas Paine inspired a revolution with his words in "Common Sense" but he also wrote an inspirational pamphlet that General Washington ordered to be read to his troops prior to to the arduous march and attack on the Hessians stationed in Trenton,
This Warm Up/Review Lesson will help students understand the writings of Thomas Paine. By analyzing the images found on the first day cover – an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic,
Want a "paine-less" way to check for your students' understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos? Use this quick check for understanding as a quiz, in-class assignment, or even homework. This product features key excerpts from Thomas Paine's "Common
In this 90 minute lesson, students will understand the basic causes of the American Revolution and then read Thomas Paine’s from The Crisis, No. 1. Two separate Power Points are included and one handout. The first PowerPoint is 9 slides and will
This PowerPoint presentation provides students with an introduction to the arguments presented in Thomas Paine's book "Common Sense." Emphasis is given to the ideas that the American colonies were too far away to be governed by England, that
Your students will love learning about Thomas Paine with this lesson packet! This packet includes: Lesson Sheet Foldable Activity Primary Source Detectives Activity This unit is also contained in an exciting bundle. Check it out: American
This bundle includes 3 different types of interactive foldable ONLY on Thomas Paine. This bundle includes separate black-line masters and suggested answers with opportunities to differentiate your instruction based on your students’ needs. This
This lesson plan allows students to engage Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" pamphlet in excerpt form, focusing on some of Paine's basic arguments. It also gives students a chance to both offer rebuttal to some of Paine's arguments and form their own
Students read chapter three, Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs, from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Students list some of Paine's counterarguments, his refutations, and identify key words from the text that indicate counterargument.
Students will read and annotate a short background essay on Thomas Paine and Common Sense. Next they will read excerpts from the famous pamphlet and rephrase Paine's argument! Perfect American Revolution anticipatory set!
In this activity your students will have a blast creating an action figure of T-Paine. First, show the short video and complete the fill in the blank notes and then students will show what they understand by creating an action figure of Thomas
This powerpoint discusses the background and legacy of Thomas Paine with lots of quotes from his works.
This activity challenges students to identify the argument techniques in Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" and subsequently craft their own similar argument using the same techniques. An excellent Common Core aligned acitivty. Package includes:
This 1-page handout provides the Introduction to Thomas Paine's Common Sense leading to the American Revolution followed by guiding questions for students to use in analysis. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of
This worksheet/graphic organizer asks students to closely read Thomas Paine's Revolutionary work looking for persuasive rhetorical devices and showing understanding. This version has prompts and examples that offers scaffolding for students in
This assignment asks students to closely read Thomas Paine's Revolutionary writing to look for persuasive rhetorical devices in order to demonstrate understanding. This worksheet is a modified product for differentiation, but it is more
This post-reading, American Literature activity asks that small groups of six students answer assigned questions about Thomas Paine's pamphlet "The Crisis No. 1." The editable file includes 6 pages, one for each person in the group, and includes the
An activity to be completed after reading and analyzing Thomas Paine's The Crisis. Students will illustrate images from text. Students will reinforce their logical appeals knowledge by finding textual support.
One of the most influential documents in the age before the Revolution, Thomas Paine's Common Sense is essential to student's understanding of the issues between the colonies and Britain. With a piece of his writings and questions exploring Paine's
Primary source analysis worksheet containing excerpts from Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense.' 2 page reading with 6 short answer questions. Great for guided practice with class discussion to follow. Recommended for high school, especially AP US History.
American Revolution - Thomas Paine - Webquest with Key - This 4 page document contains a webquest and teachers key related to the basics of the life of Thomas Paine and his significance to the American Revolution. It contains 12 questions from the
U.S. Aim # 15 What was the significance of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense? Objectives – Students will be able to Cite information from an informational text to support a conclusion or argument. Define words they do not know using context
It's Common Sense! Students examine Thomas Paine through anonymous groups! In this highly-engaging resource, students examine five excerpts from Thomas Paine's revolutionary classic, Common Sense, to understand Paine's contribution to the American
Short biography on Thomas Paine, focusing on his arrival in the American Colonies and his subsequent arguments in his work "Common Sense." Included are a series of questions based on the biography. Biography: Thomas Paine by Brian Hook is licensed
Common Sense and The American Crisis author Thomas Paine presented a variety of faces during the United States' early history: patriot, propagandist, hero, conspirator, criminal, and villain. This copy-ready ebook includes a 1,600-word
"The Crisis": Common Core This is a unit on persuasive speech using Paine's speech from "The American Crisis, The Crisis, No. 1" as the anchor text. The text is 6 pages and formatted into two columns for easier reading. I have added footnotes to
Don't waste your time digging through the 48 pages of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" pamphlet! Guide your students through this foundational text that catalyzed the American Revolution with this visually appealing graphic organizer that focuses on
Designed for Social Studies classes that utilize the DBQ, this close reading lesson should not be considered as exclusively a DBQ lesson. Using a variant of the RAINBOW peer editing model, groups of students will move about the room viewing
Resource includes three primary sources related to the American Revolution: "Common Sense," by Thomas Paine, "Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress," and a political cartoon. The first two sources have a modern English version
This is an easy instructional printable worksheet. There is a passage of background information about this famous pamphlet followed by a translation matching activity. Students analyze portions of Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Then, they match the
Whether you teach English Language Arts or History/Social Studies, you need complex texts for close reading assignments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. More than that, though, you need texts formatted in a way that encourages your
This lesson is part 7 of a larger unit. Follow the link below and save big (nearly 30%) by purchasing the entire unit. Causes of the American Revolution: The Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit This lesson is highly rigorous, engaging and
This is zip file with teacher notes and a 14 slide powerpoint that walks through persuasive devices in speeches and the following 3 selections: 1. Patrick Henry's "Speech at the Virginia Convention" 2. Ben Franklin's Speech at the Convention 3.
This guided reading printable and answer key will lead students through an abridged text of Thomas Paine's Crisis No. 1. It is set up as a double-sided journal. In one column is the text of the speech, and the other column contains questions about
This product is included in the American Revolution Bundle We discuss what common sense is, along with best selling books, to engage my students and motivate them. Afterwards, we watch a brief 4 minute video from History.com on Thomas Paine and
The final essay/pamphlet in Paine's series, The American Crisis, presents a look at how far America traveled to get their independence. The essay is included in this product that contains a study guide and vocabulary activity. Students are also
This freebie includes two pieces… a reading passage about Thomas Jefferson and a timeline activity for students to complete after reading. This is a very small part of my unit: Declaration of Independence- Common Core Reading, Writing, and SS
A five-page, fill-in-the-blank activity which will give your students a thorough understanding of the historical background, the major ideas, and the rhetorical strategies of “The American Crisis: Number 1,” a brilliant essay which famously showed
This product includes Crisis No. 1 from The American Crisis; a vocabulary activity; two activities on aphorisms and allusions; student analysis of quotes; study questions; and a test. Answer keys are included.
Independence is "Common Sense!" Examine Paine's Contribution to the Revolution! This Thomas Paine and Common Sense lesson is included in the larger Causes of the American Revolution Unit, located here: Causes of the American Revolution Unit! Buy
This constructed response compares Patrick Henry's "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and Thomas Paine's "The Crisis, No. 1." Each of these men call King George III everything but his official title, and students compare the diction and syntax
Using a Close Reading format, Thomas Paine's words are studied as "First Impressions" and then with more deliberative questions and analysis. The study unit includes the following: - Teacher Directions and Suggestions, with notes. - Two board
This complete Exam View question bank includes 14 multiple choice questions, 5 vocabulary matching questions, and 1 constructed response question.
This standards (Namely Georgia Standards) driven PowerPoint thoroughly discusses the Causes and Effects of the French and Indian War (Proclamation of 1763-"Common Sense"). With pictures and transitions there is little much that needs to be added.
This hand-out defines annotation and briefly explains the purpose of annotating a text. This is followed by instructions for annotating chapter 1 of The Crisis.