In the novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead, Sam and Life Meeker disagree on which side to support in the war for independence. Sam believes that he needs to fight to be free, and Life believes that he is already free. Reread the first section of the book where Sam has just arrived home, and he and Life are debating the war.
Students will use this graphic organizer to help assess both sides outlined in the novel. Tim Meeker must decide whether he should support the Patriots or the Tories. Choose a side, find supporting quotes, and list why they support your side. Be sure to cite supporting reasons from the book. Include at least two of your own ideas and opinions as well.