About the Daniel Webster Lesson
To introduce Daniel Webster to the students using a short reading passage with corresponding comprehension worksheet.
• Students will be introduced to the life of Daniel Webster.
• Students will gain an interest in historical figures that have played a significant role in America?s history.
• Students will practice their reading comprehension abilities.
Daniel Webster was born January 18, 1782 in Salisbury, New Hampshire to Ebenezer and Abigail. Growing up, he lived on a small farm with his nine siblings. Daniel attended Phillips Exeter Academy. At age 15, Daniel taught in a one room school for a year.
After saving up his money, Daniel attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. During his junior year, he got a job for a small weekly paper, the Dartmouth Gazette. Throughout his years at Dartmouth, Daniel became a great orator.