The enclosed lesson was created and designed to provide the 3-5th grade classroom teacher with a hands on, plug and play resource, aligned to Common Core Language Arts and Social Studies Standards. The featured story introduces to students an individual who played an important role in shaping our nation's history. The story is presented, then deconstructed, using an array of language arts skills/practices to deliver rich academic learning and re-enforcement in the strands of Reading Literature(RL), Reading Informational (RI), Reading Foundational (RF), Writing (W), Speaking /Listening (SL), and Language (L). Resources can be used in a variety of classroom settings (direct instruction, independent student work, focused classroom centers, sponge activities, just to mention a few. Enjoy!