Sam the Minuteman - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: Massachusetts, 1775

Genre: Early Chapter Book, Historical

Page Count: 40 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks



Publisher Notice: We are sad to announce that Harper Collins has decided to retire this title.  It is no longer available in paperback. It is still available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon. Or you can still find it in many libraries.

Sam lives with his mother and father on a farm in Lexington, Massachusetts. America is still a British colony, but the people are unhappy. One day, Sam sees British soldiers in Boston trying to keep order. "They want to keep us from being too strong." his father tells him. One spring night, Sam is woken by the church bells. The British soldiers are marching to Concord where the colonists have hidden weapons. Sam goes with his father and the minutemen, hoping to hold back the British. At their first encounter, Sam's best friend is injured. Learning to stay hidden, the minutemen's second encounter with the British drives them off. Experience the start of the American Revolution through a young boy's eyes.

Progeny Press' Sam the Minuteman English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Vocabulary: Understand the novel's language using diverse activities that encourage word retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Uncover the magic of literary elements such as cause and effect, similes, metaphors, and mood, enhancing your appreciation of storytelling.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore themes like anger, fear, justice, freedom, and responsibility, learning from the characters' ethical struggles.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in a variety of activities, from creating timelines and maps to expressing creativity through poetry and crosswords. Dive into historical exploration with assignments like cooking, journaling, and hat design. Connect with American history through the Declaration of Independence, Liberty Bell, and reflections on our cherished freedoms.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Expand your literary horizons with our carefully curated reading list. Discover more works by Nathaniel Benchley and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Sam the Minuteman.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Book Awards:
HarperCollins I Can Read level 3   •   
New York Times Outstanding Book

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