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Thomas Paine's Common Sense: Lesson, Foldable, and Primary Source Activity
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 Revolution- An Active, Engaging Bundle "Follow Me" t
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Causes of American Revolution: Thomas Paine's Common Sense DBQ, Common Core
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 will challenge your students intellectually while dev
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DBQ: Thomas Paine Common Sense--Close Reading  Lesson
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 documents from Thomas Paine's Common Sense. There are fiv
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No Paine, No Gain: A Rhetorical Analysis of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
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 key excerpts from the document. Each excerpt is accom
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Check for Understanding
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 Sense." For each excerpt, students must identify and
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Thomas Paine and Common Sense Differentiated Reading Passages & Questions
Thomas Paine and Common Sense Going deeper into nonfiction texts is essential to student mastery of common core standards. Want ways to integrate social studies and science content into your nonfiction instruction, while differentiating for the needs of all learners? Look no further than these Thom
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Thomas Paine:  Common Sense or Not?
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 opinions of his views.
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense American Revolution Document Analysis Activity
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 the information to explain the significance of the
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Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Activity
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: annotated version of "Common Sense," a modern translation
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Thomas Paine and Common Sense (PPT)
This resource consists of both a PowerPoint and a biography related to Thomas Paine and his pro-Revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense. The PowerPoint provides students with an introduction to the arguments presented in Common Sense, with an emphasis on the ideas that the American colonies were too fa
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense
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 excerpts in their own words. The accompanying power p
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Thomas Paine and Common Sense
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!
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Thomas Paine - Common Sense
This activity includes-Background Reading -Excerpts from Common SenseStudents will read and analyze the excerpts and answers the accompanying questions.
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Analyzing Quotes from Thomas Paine's Common Sense
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 then read and analyze four quotes from the text of Co
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Info Text - Moving Toward Independence: Thomas Paine's Common Sense (No Prep)
A reading assignment about the importance of the role of Thomas Paine's Common Sense in the movement toward independence. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense - Arguments For & Against Independence No Prep
This lesson is designed for a 45 minute period, but has an optional homework/ alternative Exit Ticket activity that would extend the lesson. I am a NYC public school teacher so there is also a NYS U.S. Regents multiple choice question included in the classwork. This lesson is completely print-ready
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Thomas Paine Common Sense Analysis
This activity for Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense" has students analyzing chunks of the text and putting it into their own words. The download includes and introductory reading with background information on Thomas Paine, the atmosphere in the Colonies at the time of the publication, and the i
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Thomas Paine Common Sense Interview Worksheet with Questions and Answer Key
Thomas Paine Common Sense Interview Worksheet with Questions and Answer Key Students are provided with background information and then an interview that could have taken place between reporters and Thomas Paine. This is a fun activity to have students read aloud. Get more for less!! This works
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense
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. They then list some of Paine's supporting arguments
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Quick Thomas Paine Common Sense Activity
When you don't have an entire hour, but want students to be exposed to the ideas of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, this activity is for you. 1. Rank the top ten arguments in Common Sense If more time: examine some of the most famous lines from Common Sense
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Thomas Paine Common Sense and Questions
This is a two page word handout with excerpts from Thomas Paine's Common Sense with three questions for students to answer after the reading. _____________________________________________________ How do I find out about and access new materials as they are posted? Continue to follow me to get
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Analyzing Counterarguments in excerpts from Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
How did Thomas Paine use logos, ethos, and pathos arguments to encourage American patriots to break away from their mother country? Integrate English/language arts instruction and social studies as students analyze excerpts from Thomas Paine's revolutionary document "Common Sense". Included are two
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Reading Through Thomas Paine's Common Sense
One of the powder kegs that ignited the American Revolution, Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense" offers many straightforward reasons why the colonists should have declared their independence from Britain. This lesson uses Paine's original language condensed and focused into three excerpts. By hig
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Thomas Paine and "Common Sense" Webquest (With Answer Key!)
This 12 question History.com webquest will help students both the background of Thomas Paine and his highly influential pamphlet "Common Sense."Students will learn important dates associated with this topic, will learn about Thomas Paine's life, about the background of "Common Sense", and learn a br
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