The Literature of the American Revolution

The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
The Literature of the American Revolution
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Infuse your class with the spirit of American independence with this unit featuring three of America’s most iconic non-fiction texts from the Revolutionary Era. Through Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention”, Paine’s “The American Crisis” and Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, students learn about and examine rhetorical appeals, logical fallacies, argumentation and syntax. Includes the three readings, analysis questions, a vocabulary activity and quiz, a short test and a persuasive writing and/or speaking assignment with rubrics. Also includes all teacher notes.



This unit is organized into the following four sections:

Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention”:
* “Speech in the Virginia Convention” Reading
* Rhetorical Appeals Overview
* Logical Fallacies Overview
Analysis Questions with Teacher Notes

Paine’s “The American Crisis”:
* Argumentation Overview with Teacher Notes
* “The American Crisis” Excerpt
* Analysis Questions “The American Crisis” with Teacher Notes
* Argument Evaluation: “American Crisis” with Teacher Notes

Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence:
* Vocabulary Activity with Teacher Key
* Vocabulary Quiz with Teacher Key
* Declaration of Independence Reading
* Analysis Questions with Teacher Notes
* Focus on Syntax: Declaration of Independence with Teacher Notes

Assessment:
* Persuasive Techniques Test with Teacher Key
* Persuasive Writing Assignment and/or Speaking Assignment
* Peer Editing Handout
* Persuasive Writing Rubric

Did you know this unit is part of my American Literature Bundle? The bundle includes 10 resources for a 20% discount. **Please do not purchase this unit in addition to the bundle**
Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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