The American Revolution
and the American Civil War Era
both have a definite connection to why things are the way they are today. This 15 Mystery Phrases bundle can be an exciting way for students to learn about how important the things that were said during this time were because of the impact they had. However, these two time periods can be overwhelming for students because of how much there is to cover. In this product you are provided with pictures and clues for students to get a firmer grip of these fascinating time periods because of what was said, who said it, why it was said, and the impact that it had within the story of the America.
These items are also sold separately
American Revolution - 15 Famous Mystery Phrases - Research, Writing, & Analysis
American Civil War Era - 15 Famous Mystery Phrases - Research, Writing & Analysis
Included in this package are 15 famous people from the American Civil War Era and 15 famous people from the American Revolution who said something that was powerful at the time and still resonates in our minds today. The phrases are to be found by students using whatever research methods you decide on. I chose some lesser known phrases for some, but ones that should be given credit as famous because of what that phrase established in our history.
The 15 Phrases are each accompanied by two different writing tasks of your choice
Option #1 is set up for students to identify what was being said in the bubble captions, explain what the phrase means, and explain what was happening during the American Revolution/Civil War Era that led to the phrase being said.
Option #2 is more advanced in terms of students choosing two of the phrases that have been discovered and identify key words, find synonyms that could have been used, identify what the words mean, and write a critical analysis as to whether or not they believe the phrase is a valid and meaningful part of American History.
The "Mystery Phrases" for the American Revolution are
- "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
John Paul Jones
- "I have not yet begun to fight!"
- "My only regret is I only have one life to give for my country."
- "There! His majesty can no read my name without glasses!"
- "A man's house is his castle."
- "These are the times that try men's souls."
- "Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a way, let it begin here."
Israel Putnam/William Prescott
- "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
- "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
- "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness>"
- "Tell General Sullivan to use the bayonet. I am resolved to take Trenton."
- "Facts are stubborn things."
- "The regulars are coming!"
- "One if by land, two if by sea."
- "Give me liberty, or give me death!
The "Mystery Phrases" for the American Civil War are
- "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
- "I never ran my train off the tracks, and I never lost a passenger."
- "What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?"
- "...what we need is action - action!"
- "So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war."
William Tecumseh Sherman
- "The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war."
Robert E. Lee
- "We must forgive our enemies."
- "Died of a theory."
- "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"
- "Now he belongs to the ages."
- "I can't spare this man, he fights!"
- "There stands Jackson, like a stone wall!"
- "We assure freedom to the free!"
John Wilkes Booth
- "Sic semper tyrannis!"
- "Please don't let me fall."
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