Marquis de Lafayette and the French
Guided Rd. Level V
Interest Level 3-12
This intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes:
- Text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary.
- A "Your Turn!" activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity.
A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding of social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.
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