This nonfiction book study is designed for teachers of students reading The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr by Judith St. George (Viking, 2009). In this book, the author addresses the history of the American Revolutionary War and the early years of the United States government.
This nonfiction book study unit will help you guide your students through The Duel. Features of this unit include:
*A teacher's page with suggestions for using each section of the unit
*A nine-page Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, your map through the book, including a summary, discussion questions, and vocabulary for each chapter
*A twenty-five word glossary
*A crossword puzzle using the twenty-five vocabulary words in the glossary.
*A vocabulary review using the vocabulary words in sentence context.
*A fifty-question vocabulary test matching words with definitions and using the words in sentence context.
*Important People, an activity matching the names of ten people from this time period with a brief description of each person.
*Timelines, a list of twenty events which allows students to arrange events in the lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in chronological order.
*Hamilton OR Burr?, a list of twenty-five events in the lives of the two men. The students label each event as Hamilton or Burr.
*Questions for Independent Readers listing all the questions in the Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, formatted for student use. This can be used as an independent activity or a review.
*Comprehension test with twelve multiple choice questions, ten questions matching descriptions with the names of twelve people in the book The Duel, and three sequencing questions.
Answer keys are provided for each activity.
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