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Curriculum Guide and Lesson Plans

Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer is an educational program that includes both an in-school theatrical presentation and a curriculum guide containing facsimiles of primary source historic document, background essays, and lesson plans developed by classroom teachers.

We have designed this program to be a three- to five- day unit, including the in-school performance. The lesson plans a divided into three levels: Basic (5th grade), Moderate (8th grade), and Advanced (11th grade). However, you may wish to mix and match these plans, depending upon the cognitive abilities of your own students.

  Basic Level
Lesson Plans
Moderate Level
Lesson Plans
Advanced Level
Lesson Plans
Day 1-
Introduction
What's the Oldest Thing in Your House? The Life and Times of Isaiah Thomas Discovering Isaiah Thomas
Day 2- Introduction Performance of Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer in your school Performance of Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer in your school Performance of Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer in your school
Day 3- Follow-up activity The Apprenticeship of Isaiah Thomas Stamps and Bullets: the American Revolution The Revolutionary War on Trial
Day 4- Follow-up activity Dateline: Thursday, May 4, 1775 Pressing the Point, or Wheels, Keels, and Words Dispatches from the Past
Day 5- Follow-up activity Reading and Writing 18th Century Style Lessons from the Past: Reading and Writing Time Travel: Transportation and Communication Then and Now

You will find that this guide contains much additional material that you are free to use in many other ways.

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