Students write summaries of key events leading to the American Revolution. They read about the Enlightenment, particularly the ideas of John Locke, stopping to paraphrase key concepts such as consent of the governed. These ideas are then traced in a reading of excerpts of the Declaration of Independence, and students practice paraphrasing passages once again. Students continue to build their understandings of sentence structure through a mini-lesson that introduces them to coordinating conjunctions, or FANBOYs, as a structure for combining sentences.
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