1. Students will compile notes for class discussions and lectures, and answer guiding questions that accompany the reading for Chapters 6 & 7.
2. Examine the following primary source materials from U.S. History Sourcebook : 3.1 The Stamp Act; 3.2 The Battle of Lexington; 3.3 Declaration of Independence; 3.4 Loyalists during the Revolution; 3.5 Shay’s Rebellion; Students will answer all related questions.
3. Analysis using AP PARTS method. Analyzing political cartoon and visuals from the Revolutionary War era:
4. Read and evaluate “Tyranny is Tyranny” by Howard Zinn. Blog over the following prompts and debate with peers. Discuss the similarities and differences among the classes of people who were oppressed, manipulated, and controlled in the different colonies by both the British and the wealthy aristocrats and ruling classes of colonial America and the responses to that oppression such as protest and rebellion. [Take care to discuss the social, economic, and political forces and institutions that affected the different classes. Include information about the ways in which the colonial leaders focused colonial resentment and actions toward the British while avoiding a backlash of “levelling” against colonial elites. (Yes, I know it is spelled incorrectly but was the spelling offered in Zinn, and “levelling” is in both chapters 3 and 4 of Zinn.) Express the lengths to which the elites in power found it necessary to go in order to solidify the middle class and control the lower class in opposition to the British rather than colonial elites in order to address the prompt thoroughly. Consider the hypocrisy of the controls used and examine the effectiveness of such tactics even if they are contradictory to expressed political, social, and economic rhetoric of the period in colonial America
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5. Read and evaluate “A Kind of Revolution” by Howard Zinn. Students will answer guiding questions.
6. Students will use APPARTS to evaluate The Olive Branch Petition.
7. Read the essay and answer the question on the blog: Was the American Revolution inevitable? You must support your answer with three reasons. Remember to respond to at least two of your peers.
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8. Thomas Paine/Common Sense Primary Source Assignment
You are required to complete the entire worksheet.
9. ESSAY-Compare and Contrast the American and the British views regarding the results of the French and Indian War.
10. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Primary Source Assignment
Read the Declaration of Independence and answer the Close Reading Questions
11. Reading Quiz- multiple choice and short answer
12.. Test over Chapters 6-7