Give Me Liberty or Give Me Freedom: Analyzing the History, Culture, and Politics of the Words "Liberty" and "Freedom"


  • Aug 28 2010 3:08 PM

    Bob Benoit


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students examine the ways in which the terms "liberty" and "freedom" have been used in the United States in various historical, cultural, and political contexts. After researching and analyzing quotations from the past and present, students create an illustrated timeline to display in the classroom.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Vocabulary & Spelling, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, History-Social Science, American Democracy, English-Language Arts, United States History


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions