In lesson 2 of this unit, students choose one person to research from the Revolutionary War as a prereading activity for the text, Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History, by Don Brown. The teacher presents information about King George III. The options for students are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and George Mason. Students conduct research using the research notetaker, then present important information to a small group of peers about the person they learned about.
This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.
Keywords: Revolutionary War, Summary, Loyalist, Patriot, King George III, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Mason, George Washington, Aaron Burr, Aaron and Alexander, relevant details, central idea, research, political ideas