Analyze Seminal U.S. Documents in Just 10 Lessons
10 Lessons teaches the historical and literary significance of three seminal U.S. documents. Lessons connect the related themes and concepts addressed by presidents, both past and present.
Seminal U.S. Document Analysis in 10 Lessons includes:
- Famous presidential addresses and speeches
- Historical context and implementation tips
- Specific guidelines for text annotation
- Text analysis handouts
- Sample student responses
- CCSS and C3 alignment
Included Presidential Addresses and Speeches:
- George Washington’s Farewell Address (excerpt)
- Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
- FDR’s State of the Union Address, 1941 (excerpt)
- George Bush’s 9/11 Address to the Nation
- Barack Obama’s Remarks by the President on Osama bin Laden
- Donald Trump’s Remarks on Syrian Airstrikes
Specifically targets CCSS.RI.9.10.
Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.
©2019. High school. Reproducible. 115 pages.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8.5 x 11 inches.
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About the Authors
Lisa DiGaudio is an educator of 20 years in and out of the classroom. As the founding principal at New Dawn Charter High School, Lisa fights for quality education opportunities for transfer high school students in New York City. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy from Walden University. In addition to her work in Brooklyn, Lisa consults with different education think tanks, like the Center for Education Innovation and Educator and Student Open Learning (EASOL). She also writes curriculum for different schools and organizations, in addition to doing advocacy work for at-risk teens. Lisa was a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves for 2015 and a Policy Fellow for the 2016–2017 school year.