Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today's Lesson: Patrick Henry

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.-
Patrick Henry 

Patrick Henry is another historical figure that I will be including in our American Revolution unit.  He was a Lawyer, famous for being a great orator and will be forever remembered for this famous quote (coloring sheet).  Which is quite the contradiction considering he was a slave owner. (Most founding fathers were, but there are a few who never owned slaves including John Adams, Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, which we have already covered.)
Here is a quick warm-up sheet with part of the famous speech  that kids can edit.  This biography is written for kids and also includes links for his famous speeches, more coloring sheets and discussion questions (lower left hand side of website).  Looking for a reason to use a dictionary?  This lesson plan includes vocabulary words, along with multiple choice and true or false questions.  Then watch Liberty's Kids featuring Patrick Henry "Liberty or Death" (episode 4) Have fun learning!