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

--John Adams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Week of August 31-September 4

Hey Gang!  Week THREE is upon us!  Though we have the 8th grade retreat on Wednesday and Thursday this week, we're going to read about slavery.  The Colonies and Slavery test on Friday has been cancelled.    Starting September 7, we'll start the American Revolution as we run the road to the Second Continental Congress!!!  Mark your calendars for September 24, Huzzah!

Day 1

In Class:  Colonial Slavery -- Colonial Slavery Packet Reading -- When was slavery introduced into the colonies?  Where was slavery first introduced in the colonies?  What were the roles of slaves?  Why were Africans chosen for slaves?  What was the Middle Passage?  Where in the colonies was slavery more prominent? --  Below is a video from the movie Amistad depicting the Middle Passage from Africa to the Caribbean Islands...

Unedited Version: GRAPHIC!!!

HW: Google Form for a HW grade due FRIDAY:  Colonial Slavery Google Form
Notes:  None

Day 2 and 3 will be "off" this week because of the 8th grade retreat...

Day 4
In Class: Go over the Slavery Packet reading...Colonies and Slavery test post-poned.
HW:  None...Shabbat Shalom!!!
Notes:  Second Continental Congress on Sept. 24!!!