United States History Honors

Unit I: Establishing the Ideal

October 2011

 

 

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Friday

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Declaration of Independence

What would have happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence if the colonists lost the war?

"In our own Words"

Study for unit assessment 1 -Enlightenment thru- In Our Own Words

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revolution timeline

Spy Letters of the American Revolution

 
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Enlightenment thru- In Our Own Words

  • ID/Short Answer/Doc Analysis

HW: Howard Zinn: Tyranny is Tyranny

Reading Questions  Complete sentences/word process

 

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Discuss Tyranny is Tyranny

Historical Perspective and Interpretation: Independence - Constitution Making.

 

 

HW: Zinn Chp 5- A Kind of Revolution

Print Zinn Chp 5 and bring to class on Monday.

Read: Sugar and Stamps excerpt and then Consider this direct comparison of  the Zinn and Morgan texts.

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Historical Perspective and Interpretation: Independence - Constitution Making.

Zinn Chp 5- A Kind of Revolution:

HW: Identify Zinn's argument/position and the evidence used to support. Remember that there is a main argument (see last page, last paragraph) and each of the assigned sections are positions taken to support this.  It is important that you skim the entire chapter before you begin.

Note: Those of you who did not answer the questions for the comparison assignment may do so for the extra point.

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Historical Perspective and Interpretation: Independence - Constitution Making.

Share what you learned and synthesize - what was Zinn's main argument? Did he prove this? How?

HW: Re-read Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, and in Our own Words. How has your understanding of the documents change since reading Zinn? Consider the PARTS of  APPARTS.

Notes on documents or in your notebook is fine.

 

 

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Writing Workshop

  1. Continue with Zinn writing lesson: his position/support used.
  2. Review Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, and in Our own Words: do they oppose or support Zinn's argument? How?
  3. Alternate or opposing views? What is the difference?
  4. Essay Question: To what extent is it accurate to call  the American Revolution a "civil war? Use the documents, Zinn and your knowledge of the topic to answer the question.

HW: Intro, position, outline

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View: The Story of Us - The American Revolution

Know the strategies/tactics employed by the continental army

Understand how the patriots won the Revolutionary War

Identify strategies and tactics used

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The Story of Us - The American Revolution

Know the strategies/tactics employed by the continental army

Understand how the patriots won the Revolutionary War

Identify strategies and tactics used

Class Notes for Strategies/tactics lesson Think about how you prepared to write To what extent is it accurate to call  the American Revolution a "civil war? and how/why what we did in class is more efficient as well as more affective.

HW: Zinn Chapter 6 "The Intimately Oppressed” to page 111

Respond to the following question using evidence from the test to support your answer:

Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

Typed response, please!

 

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