The Founding Fathers are fascinating! Have your students teach each other about their significance through a deep study and close reading of primary sources and informational texts.
This zip file includes material for an entire unit on the Founding Fathers, or the Rationalist Writers of 1750-1800. This extensive assignment works especially well with the American Experience, Prentice Hall's 11th grade American Literature textbook. Most of the writings are included in the zip file as well.
Included in the zip file: Editable documents that include a model lesson for the Declaration of Independence, a note taking handout, a SOAPStone graphic organizer, a project based learning group assignment and task sheet, student models for oral presentations, readings, a grading rubric, and many extra resources.
tags: PBL, differentiation, groups, critical thinking, APUSH, persuasive appeals