The Hamilton-Burr Duel
In this Google Expedition, students will develop an understanding of the tensions in the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr prior to their famous duel in 1804. Through analyzing primary sources in conjunction with the Expedition, students read and analyze key excerpts from primary source documents that enable them to understand the issues and the personalities that led to the conflict.

Students will be able to
*Read critically and analyze excerpts from primary sources
*Draw logical conclusions regarding the relationship between the authors of the primary sources
*Demonstrate their knowledge through critical thinking activities and class discussions

Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.F
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9

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  • Expeditions-Lesson-Hamilton-Burr-Duel.pdf
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  • DBQs---The-Hamilton-Burr-Duel.pdf

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Created: May 31, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Lesson Plan

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Expeditions-Lesson-Hamilton-Burr-Duel

Lesson Plan

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GilderLehrman.Duel.StoryBehindDuel

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DBQs---The-Hamilton-Burr-Duel

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