This lesson plan will guide your students through an arc of inquiry, allowing them to develop a sound argument based on primary source materials.

The Ford’s Education department contributed a lesson plan to a new book from the National Council for the Social Studies. The lesson, “Was John Wilkes Booth’s Conspiracy Successful?,” is based on the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) blueprint for creating lesson plans and instructional materials, part of NCSS’s C3 Framework.