"Common Sense": The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy


  • Aug 5 2010 2:47 PM

    Bob Benoit


    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
    Might be used at grade 8 but complex.

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In this lesson from EDSITEment, students learn about Thomas Paine and the ideas presented in his pamphlet "Common Sense" such as national unity, natural rights, the illegitimacy of the monarchy and of hereditary aristocracy, and the necessity for independence and the revolutionary struggle.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: United States History, Literature, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts