My new book Motorcycles, Planes, & Revolution would make a good addition to K8-12 studies of the Revolutionary War. The book is about a common man named Noah Pratt who built homes and furniture just outside Boston in the 1770s. Given time and place, Noah also served as a Minuteman in the early battles of the Revolution surrounding Boston.
The book explores the life and times, the early battles of the Revolution, and focuses on the meaning of freedom and why it is so important for all of us to be informed voters.
The book is based on nearly ten years of historical research, and carefully footnoted throughout. However, passionate as I was about the topics, I realized not everyone likes reading history. So, I decided to abandon the usual "history book" presentation of dates and names, and instead chose a form of story-telling that is easier to read. Current life and events are used to show why something is important to us. Four-color pictures, maps, and graphics are used throughout to help explain obscure points. As a common man, Noah Pratt helps readers to personally relate to being there.
I would like to develop a lesson unit plan that could be used by any teacher to introduce the topics of my book, make the reading assignment, drive followup discussion, and a brief quiz - any interest?
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