Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Sam announces to his parents that he has joined the Continental Army even though they are Loyalists to the King. Sam believes in fighting for independence in spite of the rift it will create in his own family and the casualties and devastation that will occur. The objective of this lesson is to explore the concept of doing what you think is right in spite of the possibility of adverse repercussions.
Lead the class in a discussion about taking risks to help someone in need. Ask the class to offer any examples of personal experiences they have had or know about in which someone risked personal harm in order to help someone who needed assistance. What would make someone risk his/her own personal comfort to tend to the needs of people he/she doesn't even know? What qualities would such a person have...
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