The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Thomas Paine's Article
Students are to assume they are in a tavern between Philadelphia and Boston, and are settling in for the night in November 1776. Thomas Paine's series "The American Crisis" is available, and those spending the evening in the tavern are discussing the issues on which Paine is concentrating. The students are to compile a single page of the points customers are discussing and some of the responses that are coming forth at that time.
2. Washington's Log
Students are to place themselves in George...
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