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

American Day, Civics, English Language Arts

Length

40 minutes

Topics

AFRICAN AMERICAN, American, American dream, citizenship, Citizenship Day, newspaper articles

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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