- ›› Coverage People : John Quincy Adams
David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, and Steven Mintz, Professor of History at the University of Houston, weave rare letters, diaries, personal narratives, speeches, broadsides, and contemporary accounts from the Gilder Lehrman Collection into a new history of America through 1870, one based largely on first-hand documentary evidence.
This unit is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core State Standards–based teaching resources. These units were written to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts of historical significance. Students will demonstrate this knowledge by writing summaries of selections from the original document and, by the end of the unit, articulating their understanding of the complete document by answering questions in an argumentative writing style to fulfill the Common Core State Standards....