by Candace Fleming
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Valley Forge and the American Revolution
- Barbara Radner
“Valley Forge and the American Revolution” explores the circumstances that led to American success in the Revolutionary War.Pair “Valley Forge and the American Revolution” with “The Desperate Ride of Caesar Rodney” and ask students to discuss why some delegates doubted the success of independence. How were some of their fears realized in “Valley Forge and the American Revolution”? How are Rodney and Washington able to overcome obstacles? How does each text present the idea of success?
Lewis and Clark: American Explorers
- Barbara Radner
“Lewis and Clark: American Explorers” explores the circumstances of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s famous 1804 journey to chart the western United States.Pair “Lewis and Clark: American Explorers” with “The Desperate Ride of Caesar Rodney” and ask students to discuss how the men in the two texts contributed to the America we know today. What obstacles did the three men overcome in order to achieve their goals? How did their effort contribute to America’s development? What could the consequences been if they lacked determination?
The Declaration of America’s Immense Offense
- BirdBrain History
In this satirical text, a loyal subject of Great Britain doubts whether America will succeed as a country with its new Declaration of Independence.Pair “The Declaration of America’s Immense Offense” with “The Desperate Ride of Caesar Rodney” to provide students with additional information about America’s independence. What additional information does “The Declaration of America’s Immense Offense” provide about the Declaration of Independence”? Why was it an important part of America’s independence? How important was Rodney’s vote based on each text?