Jefferson's Letters to His Daughter: Applying Common Core

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Common Core Standards
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Reading, understanding, and citing primary sources are an integral aspect to the Common Core Standards. This lesson focuses on two letters Thomas Jefferson wrote his 11-year old daughter while at the Constitutional Convention, and includes the primary sources, a vocabulary activity, questions, and an answer key. Middle school students particularly find it interesting to read what a future president, from a very different time, would write his daughter. Teachers probably will too!

Also, if you like this assignment, you might be interested in Applying Common Core: The Constitution and Early Government. It includes 9 reading and writing activities that, as a whole, cover every social studies Common Core standard.


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1 hour

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