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: In Book 1, Introduction and Chapter 1 An Expanded World, 1760-1776, Bailyn outlines the changes occurring in the American colonies during the years preceding the Revolution. This lesson will discuss these changes.
1) Class Discussion: What was life like in the colonies during this period?
Small Group Activity: What changes does Bailyn discuss in this chapter? Why are they significant?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts about the expansion that...
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