A Teacher's Guide to 1776 by David McCullough

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David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 1776, is the focus of a 28-page teacher's guide. The guide includes pre-reading questions, background information about key British and American figures, and chapter-by-chapter lessons.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to locate and copy the required songs, maps, and primary sources
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should have some knowledge of the French and Indian Wars, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Instructors must provide the lyrics to the songs, images of the maps, and primary sources used in the lessons 
Pros
  • Primary sources provide different perspectives of events
  • Offers links for song lyrics, maps, and primary sources used
Cons
  • None