HUSH September 2008

Establishing the American Ideal

Purpose: To recognize that the Enlightenment philosophy and Revolution are the foundation for the American Ideal.

Essential Question: Was the American Revolution Justified?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2 Welcome!

Review Course/Class Expectations

HW: The Enlightenment

3 (A)

The Enlightenment

Note the influence of the Enlightenment philosophers

Activity

 

4 (B)

 

 

5 (A)

Discuss the influence of the Enlightenment Philosophers.

What has more power words or weapons?

North American circa 1700

  1. Map Activity: Finish for Home work
bullet 13 Colonies
bullet European Powers
bulletNative American Cultures
bulletFor Fun: Geography Game

2. Who were the colonists? Activity (questions at the end - scroll down)  Passenger Lists

 

 

Zinn Text 8 Identify Regional differences

Southern Colonies

Middle Colonies

New England

HW: Using Primary Sources APARTS Method

New England:

The Fundamental Orders of CT

1637:Ann Hutchinson

Southern:

Slave Codes

Middle:

Maryland's Act of Toleration

Due Friday: Zinn Chapter Three

Questions will be posted on class Wiki

9      EMAIL ME! 10

 

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Wiki Review

Wiki Response Rubric

Document Quiz

Regional Differences and development discussion

HW:

Zinn 3

Zinn post due Sunday - 11:59 pm

 

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  15 Classism/Racism in colonial America

 

HW: Salem Witch Trials

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Preserving Order in Colonial Society:

bulletRegional Docs
bulletSalem Witch Trials -- What Really Happened? Class discussion

HW: Salem Witch Hysteria Interactive

Research further to determine what really happened in Salem. 

Wiki Response Due Friday

 Salem ESSAY

Essay Exemplar 2007

 

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Discuss: What really happened in Salem?

 

HW: Review Wiki discussion rubric -- keep track of your entries and responses!

Test Tuesday:

Enlightenment-New American Identity

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Part 1: Lessons learned...

What am I now convinced of that will turn out to be ridiculous? A. Miller

"More than a political metaphor, more than a moral tale, The Crucible, as it developed over more than a year, became the awesome evidence of the power of human imagination inflamed, the poetry of suggestion, and the tragedy of heroic resistance to a society possessed to the point of ruin". Miller on The Crucible

Id parallels between McCarthyism and the Salem Witch trials. What overarching lesson?

McMartin Preschool abuse trials 1987-1990 -- Salem comparison

 

Part Two: Who are we, anyway?

Determine The "New American" Identity:

bullet Poor Richards Almanac 1733:

What distinguishes this from an English or European identity? Why is this significant for our understanding of American history?

 

Test Review: know  Enlightenment-New American Identity

Essay Help

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Test Today

HW: Essay due no later than 12:00 am 9-29-08

 

Wiki Post for essay assistance

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Submit essay  by 11:59 pm Sunday 9/28

 

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Establishing the American Ideal

Part 1:

Describe a time when you rebelled against or protested something or someone.

What were your reasons?

What were the results of your protest?

Was it worth it?  Why or why not?

Part 2:

Read Locke Excerpt

1.  Define any words you do not know.

2.  What is the role of government?

3.  What is the role of citizens?

 

 

HW: Use of Propaganda: identify purpose, audience and bias in the following documents

Read and high light Thomas Paine's Common Sense answer qs 1-4

James Chalmers' Plain Truth What was the loyalist vision of colonial America? What if the British had won the war?

HW: Bring above documents to class

Zinn: Begin Chapter 5 A Kind of Revolution

Due Friday - be prepared to discuss (will post qs)

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Establishing the American Ideal

Focus Questions:

How did loyalists respond to patriot rhetoric and rebellion

 

Skill Objectives:

Compare historical documents to identify purpose, audience and bias

Analyze primary documents to determine source credibility.

1. Propaganda Discussion

Common Sense vs. James Chalmers' Plain Truth

2. Road To Revolution Over view Road to Revolution

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View: Founding Brothers

HW: The Declaration  of Independence: Purpose, audience and bias

a.  Evidence of Locke and Paine?

b.  References to acts/taxes from Road to Revolution Chart?

What would have happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence if the colonists lost the war?Read In our own Words and respond to the attached quotes

Would you sign?

 

HW: Zinn Response - post to wiki: According to Alexander Hamilton, the rich deserve more say in politics than the "mass of the people". Why didn't he trust the "mass of the people"? Do think Hamilton's attitude was shared by other Founding Fathers? Has this view changed? If so, how? If not, why not?

 

 

 

 

September 2007

THEME ONE:

The American Ideal

Big Idea: The American ideal, established and fostered by revolutionary events and key leaders, were based on Enlightenment philosophy and continue to be revisited, challenged and debated.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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bulletWelcome Back!
bulletSyllabus, web intro/review
bulletBooks
30 "What do I know?"...The Enlightenment Revisited.

HW:  (use SQ3R Method)

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 Reading Quiz and Discussion

HW: The Enlightenment

 Note the influence of the Enlightenment philosophers (Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire) on the following aspects of the origins of America

o The Declaration of Independence

o The Constitution

o The Bill of Rights

 

 

3      No School

Discuss Enlightenment Philosophers and create symbols representing their political/religious and social ideas

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Share symbols/identify philosophers

Influence of the Enlightenment on the Beginning of America Activity

 

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Influence of the Enlightenment on the Beginning of America Activity
 

 

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Quiz Today -- Enlightenment

 

HW: Read Chapter 2 pgs 25-40 (SQ3R)

Theme One: Establishing The American Ideal

Regional Differences in Colonial America

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 Map Activity

bullet13 Colonies
bulletNative Americans
bulletBritish/French/Spanish Territories

HW: Chapter 3 due Wed

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Who were the colonists? Activity: Passenger Lists

Southern Colonies Power Point

Our Plantation is Very Weak

Comparison Chart Due Friday

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Southern Colonies

 

New England

 

 

 

 

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Middle Colonies

 

 

 

 

HW: Chart Due

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Review Regional Development

Introduce APPARTS reading method

HW: Preserving Order in Colonial Society: Use the APPARTS method when reading the following documents

New England:

The Fundamental Orders of CT

1637:Ann Hutchinson

Southern:

Slave Codes

Middle:

Maryland's Act of Toleration

  17Colonial Comparison Quiz

Discuss Preserving Order in Colonial Society

HW: Essay Assigned (Due Friday) Topic: Salem Witch Trials ...

Salem witch trial documents

Active Reading:

Underline/highlight key passages that reflected the major points presented in the documents, write comments about what you read along the margins of the documents or pose questions that you wish to raise in the class discussion. You should be having an “intellectual conversation” with those documents!

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Preserving Order in Colonial Society:

bulletRegional Docs
bulletSalem Witch Trials -- What Really Happened? Class discussion

HW: ESSAY!

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Writing Workshop: Bring thesis and evidence you will use to support

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Salem Activity Directions

The Salem Witch Trials Activity site

 

21Essay Due

Salem Activity Directions

The Salem Witch Trials Activity site

 

 

 

 

 

Have Fun Chloe!

 

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View Salem Witch Trial documentary

 

HW: The Great Awakening Reading/qs

 

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1. What really happened in Salem?

2. The "New American" Identity:

bulletThe Great Awakening
bullet Poor Richards Almanac 1733:

Ben Franklin's Words of Wisdom

 

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Review for Test

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Test Today

 

 

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Test Today

 

 

         

 

 

2006-2007

September  CPUS Calendar

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Colonial America     30
bulletWelcome Back!
bulletSyllabus, web intro
31  Day 2
bulletBooks, Expectations
bulletMap activity
1 Day 3

Map activity

Colonial America

 

4       No School 5                         Day 4 6                            Day 1

Jamestown Settlement: Class Notes (a lesson on note taking!)

HW: Read pgs 36-41: define the key terms on page 41 and write one paragraph describing the challenges the English faced in settling Virginia.

 

7                         Day 2

Who were the colonists?

Using Primary Sources:

Activity: Passenger Lists

 

8                            Day 3

 open note quiz

Colonial America

Text section Chapter 2, sections 1-3.

11                 Day 4

12                       Day 1

The "New American" Identity

Poor Richards Almanac 1733

Activity: Ben Franklin's Words of Wisdom

HW: pgs 42-49: define key terms (pg 49)in your notes.

 

13                      Day 2

Half Day Today

Primary Documents: Using the  APPART method of analysis

14                        Day 3

The New England Colonies

bulletClass Notes
bulletComparison Chart

HW: Review notes on Jamestown/New England

 

15                     Day 4
Colonial America

Week's readings: Text chp 2, section 4

Chp 3 sections 1-2

18 Day 1

Quiz: Jamestown/New England

HW: Read the Fundamental Orders of CT and answer qs

 

19 Day 2

Puritan Order in New England

1. Review: Creating and protecting order  in Mass Bay:

bullet 1620: Mayflower Compact
bullet 1637:Ann Hutchinson
bullet 1639: Fundamental Orders of CT
bullet 1692: Salem Witch Trials

 

HW: Comparison Chart

20 Day 3

Using Primary   Sources:

bullet The Salem Witch Trials Activity

Activity Directions

 

21 Day 4 22 Day1

Salem Activity Due

bulletSalem Activity Discussion
bulletCT Orders Discussion
bulletComparison Chart

 

HW: Comparison Chart

Colonial America

week's readings: 58-72

25 Day 2

Comparison Chart Due

The Southern Colonies:

Doc: Maryland's Act of Toleration
bulletWhy is this act considered the precursor to the First Amendment?
bulletWho were excluded? Why?

 

26                     Day 3

Review Life in the Colonies:

bulletWomen
bulletFamilies
bulletWork
bulletEducation

 

 

27 Day 4 28 Day 1

Review Life in the Colonies:

bulletWomen
bulletFamilies
bulletWork
bulletEducation

 

 

 

29 Day 2

 View: Colonial House

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