Thomas Jefferson on Shay's Rebellion

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After reading a brief primary source document in which Thomas Jefferson comments on the armed uprising of Shay's Rebellion, your young historians will respond to both text-based and discussion questions, and consider the nature of revolution as a whole.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before beginning the assessment questions, consider working through the primary source together as a class and practicing marking the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The publisher has designed other worksheets with different informational/primary source texts that also revolve around the question of how revolutions start (see additional materials for link to CommonLit website)
Pros

  • Full text of Thomas Jefferson's letter included
  • Great opportunity to practice primary source analysis
Cons

  • None