Lesson Plan, Video


An expanded version of Being an American, these lessons include modifications for English Language-Learners. Through primary source analysis, writing assignments, discussion prompts, and other activities, students will “connect the dots” by focusing on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civic values, American heroes, and exploring the meaning of citizenship to them. Being an American ELL features lesson plans that include warm-ups, classroom activities, essays, homework, extensions, handouts, ELL modifications, glossaries, and Founding Principle exercises.


  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > Civics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Colonial America, American Revolution, The Founding, Early Republic



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