Reflection: Lesson Planning Paul Revere or Sybil Ludington - Who Warned About the British Coming? - Section 3: Independent Practice


I've taught this unit before but wanted to to be more directed towards a Common Core learning focus that included components and support what I would be teaching in other subject areas in class. For these reasons, this is the first year I've added a male-female roles into the unit cycle. We are reading books that include areas on segregation, equal rights, women's rights and more areas similar to these that ask students to understand, defend and support topics that involve justice to all. I wanted them to make this same connection to the Revolutionary War and to the fact that men, women, African Americans, and people of many nations fought together for a common cause.

This  section was a good way for students to begin to make this connection and then to extend their thinking to realize that all these solders and people fought for a common goal not for their own gain or recognition. I loved that it also made them question what they read and want to delve deeper into researching to find out the "true" facts. I had and still have some who are using the internet to find out who really warned the most people and the results they are getting and not so strong for Paul....Hmmm should we change our history books?

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Paul Revere or Sybil Ludington - Who Warned About the British Coming?

Unit 4: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT... quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from historical accounts on Paul Revere and Sybil Ludington and their respective roles in the Revolutionary War.

Big Idea: In our country's history, women did not have the same rights as men even if they may have done the same tasks or taken the same risks. In today's lesson, research gives us the ability to find out the unbiased truth about one of these such heroic American

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