This lesson follows a condensed format of Lessons 3 and 4. As in Lesson 3, it begins with a close read of an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. Students then prepare for a literary discussion about the Declaration of Independence and Divided Loyalties. Then, as in Lesson 4, students meet in the same discussion groups from Lesson 4 to think and talk about the discussion question.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 Module 3B, Unit 2, Lesson 6.
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