This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Introduction and Appendix In the Introduction, Thomas Paine establishes his motives for writing Common Sense and how he thinks the work will be interpreted in the future. This lesson is about Paine's background and the ways it contributed to his philosophy.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Where was Thomas Paine originally from? When did he move to America? How does his background give him an advantage when writing about the...
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