Lesson plan: 4 Unit Name: Contributions of Colonial Leader John Adams School District: Tyngsborough, MA Date: September 1, 2009 Class and Grade: Social Studies/Grade 5 State framework standard: 5.18 Describe the life and achievements of important leaders during the Revolution and the early years of the United States. Historical thinking standard 2. Historical Comprehension 3. Historical Analysis and Interpretations 5. Historical Issues -Analysis and Decision-Making Leadership: John Adams Benjamin Franklin John Hancock Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson James Madison George Washington Inclusion of a primary source: music from Colonial Period pictures of Seven Key Founding Fathers http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/FATHERS.HTM Enduring understanding: Roles and Contribution of Seven Key Founding Fathers Essential Questions: What does it mean to be a Founding Father? Who are the Seven Key Founding Fathers? Why are they considered Founding Fathers? Development and selection of activities and resources: As a class we will generate ideas on what a “Founding Father” is. Students will be assigned a Founding Father Utilizing http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/FATHERS.HTM students will research their assigned father and make a “baseball card”. Students will include “stats”for the father, including details about their early life, political life, and their roles and contributions as a Founding Father. Baseball cards will be shared with classmates. Student play “Name that Founding Father” using http://www.history.org/kids/games/foundingFather.cfm Content: Definition of “Founding Fathers” Biographies of Founding Fathers Assignment: Making and sharing the Founding Fathers Baseball Cards will ensure that they know what a Founding Father is, who the seven key founding fathers are and why are they considered Founding Fathers.