Spies and Espionage

Lesson Plan

Lydia Darragh meeting with a patriot soldier to pass on secret information

Core Theme:

Revolutionary War/Spies and Espionage

Grade Level:

5-6th grade

Estimated Duration:

Two (60 minute) classes


a. Students examine a historical document to gather information and draw conclusions.
b. Students will gain skill in analyzing documents as historical evidence.
c. Students will develop an understanding of the various spy methods used during the American Revolution.
d. Students will analyze a handwritten letter as an artifact, reading for information and inference.