What Is Freedom?

This What Is Freedom? activity & project also includes:

What is freedom, and why is it so important to Americans? Using a graphic organizer, scholars make connections between the United States Bill of Rights and a speech about freedom by Franklin D. Roosevelt. As a culminating activity, learners engage in a Socratic seminar to discuss the concept of freedom in America. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before the lesson, write the word freedom on the board and invite pupils to share associated thoughts, images, and ideas
  • Pair struggling readers with a reading partner 
Classroom Considerations

  • Reading selections have text complexity levels ranging from complex to very complex
Pros

  • Includes helpful teacher-to-teacher notes and tips
  • Integrates history, reading comprehension, and critical thinking 
Cons

  • None