This is a cross-curricular lesson intended to teach English/Language Arts students about author's POV in informational text, while also giving them background knowledge on a key figure of the American Revolution: Benedict Arnold.
In this lesson, students read two articles with conflicting points of view and evaluate each author's treatment of the subject. In the end, they are asked to judge whether the authors disagree about Arnold because they have different information, or if they had the same information and interpreted it differently. This lesson is a great springboard into a study of argument, bias, or point of view in history.
Included in the file are a detailed lesson plan and a handout. The two articles used in the lesson are not reprinted in the file, but links to them can be found in the lesson plan.
Fleming, Thomas. "Hidden History of the American Revolution: Part IV" BOYS' LIFE. Oct. 2006, Vol. 96, No. 10, pp. 42-47.
Stanley, Bill. "Without Arnold, Revolution would have been lost". Norwich Bulletin. January 16. 2011.