Digital Paxton: Digital Collection, Critical Edition, and Teaching Platform

Which Pennsylvania?

American History assignment suitable for one 90-minute class period. This assignment asks students to engage with an artwork as a primary source document, rhetorical object, and to consider its role in shaping historical memory. In addition to fulfilling related Common Core standards (History) this lesson fulfills two Pennsylvania academic standards (Arts & Humanities). Lesson pairs well with An Interview with the Paxton Boys and Transcribing the Paxton Boys.

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