Common Sense is one of the most important documents of the Revolutionary time period. Written by founding father Thomas Paine, it lays out in plain, common English, why the Americas should no longer be under the thumb of Great Britain.
For any student learning about the Revolutionary time period, reading this document is a must. For teachers though, figuring out how to most effectively teach Common Sense has been anything but easy. That's where this document comes in.
This close read is designed to increase student comprehension and make it really easy for them to understand what Thomas Paine is arguing and how that affected the 13 colonies.
A teacher copy has been provided as well with answers for easy grading.