I Am an American Day

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Overview

Students analyze historical newspaper opinion pieces, focusing on argument, audience and author purpose. After comparing and contrasting the texts, students write a short opinion piece for a modern-day audience that speaks to being an American.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

40 minutes

Topics

african americans, American Day, American dream, citizenship, Citizenship Day, guided primary source analysis, newspaper articles

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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