"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 6: Sept. 18-20, 2017

L'Shana Tova Gang!  This is a short week, but filled with BIG material as we gear up for the Second Cont. Congress and begin writing our paper....

Day 1
In Class:  First Continental Congress -- John Adams DVD -- Lexington and Concord -- SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS!!!!!
HW:  None!

Day 2
In Class:  Here's how you write the American Revolution paper...Today is the intro as to HOW to write the Revolution paper.
HW:  None!

L'Shana Tova!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Video Podcasts Regarding the American Revolution

Hey Gang!  I just made a video podcast for y'all and decided to post a few more below that will be helpful for you over the next two weeks.  Huzzah!

Recent Video Podcast 
Fr. and Ind. War, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Sons of Liberty, T & Feathering, Effigies!!!

1774-1775 Stuff...

HOW to Write the American Revolution Paper!

THE Second Continental Congress Details!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Week 5: Sept. 11-15, 2k17

Hey Gang!  Welcome to the 5th week of school and more American Revolution!  We've got a lot to cover this week regarding the events in the 1760s and 1770s as we prepare for our Second Cont. Congress on Sept. 29!  Huzzah!

Day 1
In Class:  Tar and Feathering again! Introduce the Sons of Liberty -- Who were they and what did they do??  -- Townshend Acts -- Boston Massacre -- John Adams DVD scenes of the Massacre and discussion
HW: None!

Day 2
In Class:  The Gaspee incident -- Tea Act -- Boston T ParTEA of 1773! -- Coercive Acts -- Oh man!
HW: None!

Day 3
In Class:  John Adams DVD Coercive/Intolerable Acts -- First Cont. Congress -- Colonies prepare for war!!!
HW: None!

Day 4
In Class:  American Revolution Quiz! -- Relax, it's short and easy...
HW: None!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Week 4: Sept. 4-9, 2K17

Hey Gang!  Welcome to the fourth week of school.  How crazy is that?  This week, we will finish our discussion about slavery and introduce the road to the American Revolution...

Monday -- No School -- Labor Day -- History of Labor Day

Day 1
In Class:  Finish our discussion about slavery -- Introduce the road to the American Revolution -- Introduce the Second Cont. Congress Assignment -- American Revolution Paper -- History Channel Cover Page -- Slavery Doc -- Introduce Road to Revolution Road to Revolution
HW:  None!

Ben Franklin's Albany Plan of Union

Day 2
In Class:  Road to Revolution! -- French and Indian War BrainPop -- Albany Plan of Union -- TAXES!!!!!  Road to Revolution -- Second Cont. Congress and Am. Rev Paper
HW:  None!
An effigy in a Liberty Tree!!!

Day 3
In Class:  Sugar Act -- Stamp Act -- Response to the Taxes! -- Townshend Acts! -- Oh man I love me some Tar and Feathering!  Road to Revolution -- Second Cont. Congress and Am. Rev Paper
HW:  None!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Week 3: August 28 -- Sept 1, 2017

Hey Gang!  Welcome to Week 3 of the school year.  Time is flying...This week, we have our Colonies Test and we will begin our discussions about slavery in the Americas.  

Day 1
In Class:  Colonies Test
HW: None

Day 2
In Class:  Introduce Colonial Slavery in the Americas -- Slavery Doc -
HW: Finish reading whatever we did not get to in the slavery document and answer the questions in your notes and be ready to discuss the answers for Friday so that all classes are on the same page.

Day 3
In Class:  Continue our discussion of slavery -- Middle Passage -- Arrival into the Western Hemisphere -- Slavery Doc
HW: None! -- Slavery Quiz on Friday Sept. 8