Topic: The Constitution and the Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate
If you were absent please see:
- the PowerPoint posted below
- the Constitutional Compromises chart
CLASSWORK/ HOMEWORK (if not completed in class) Due 10/3 (B), 10/4 (A)
Read the two primary sources representing a Federalist argument (John Jay) and an Anti-Federalist argument (Ellbridge Gerry).
Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs.
Imagine you are a Federalist/Anti-Federalist delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Write an editorial to be published in a local newspaper arguing your point of view.
-Acknowledge why the Articles of Confederation need to be replaced
-Demonstrate an understanding of both arguments with a counterclaim and rebuttal
Topic: Articles of Confederation
On Wednesday, 9/25 I was absent from school. B Day, you were to complete the Articles of Confederation chart with the sub. On Friday we will go over the chart.
In class we:
Please see me if you were absent to make up the vocabulary quiz.
REMINDER - The 4-5 sources and analysis paragraphs are due on 9/30 (A Day), and 10/1 (B Day) for the research project.
Topic: War of Independence
If you were absent, please see the PowerPoint posted below and watch these two videos:
HOMEWORK Due 9/25 (B Day), 9/26 (A Day)
Secondary Source Analysis
In a 2008 issue, U.S. News and World Report published a series of articles on the American Revolution.
These articles highlight key individuals, groups, and events and represent recent (to 2008) scholarship on the Revolution. They also challenge previous interpretations and popular myths – many of which you have probably learned in school.
Choose one of the following pairs of essays for your summary based on what interests you:
After reading the articles and making notes, type a multi-paragraph composition that addresses the following aspects of your articles:
REMINDER! Upcoming Vocab Quiz - 9/25 (B Day), 9/26 (A Day)
Use your class notes and these flash cards to prepare:
Topic: Enlightenment and the Revolution
Classwork / Finish for Homework
Due 9/23 (B Day), 9/24 (A Day)
Read the excerpt from Common Sense. Complete the close reading assignment. For #12, be sure to demonstrate your understanding of the text by completing the sentences in your own words.
Upcoming Vocab Quiz - 9/25 (B Day), 9/26 (A Day)
If you were absent, please see me to make up the open-note quiz.
Also, please see the Unit 2 section for Research Report instructions.
The research question and 1-paragraph rationale are due 9/18 (A Day) and 9/19 (B Day). You must have a physical copy in order to receive feedback.
1B - Please read "The Widening Split" posted below.
2B - See the Lexington and Concord PPT below. Instructions for the one-paragraph analysis writing assignment are on the last slide. This is due next class and will be collected (Tue 9/17).
Topic: Colonial Responses to the End of Salutary Neglect
If you were absent, use the documents posted below to complete the "long train" graphic organizer. In the box, summarize each Parliamentary act or event. On the lines below each train car, list the name of the act or event and the year.
1. Read “The Widening Split 1763-65”. (PDF posted below)
2. Create a TurnItIn account and connect to the class using the code provided in class.
Topic: Salutary Neglect and the French and Indian War
If you were absent, review the PowerPoint posted below and read the primary sources that represent different perspectives of the French and Indian War.
HOMEWORK Due 9/10 (4A), 9/11 (B Day), 9/12 (1A and 2A)
1. Read textbook pages 165-175
(sections titled “The Seven Years’ War in America” and “The Imperial Crisis”, stopping at “Sugar and Stamp Acts”)
2. Recreate this chart and complete the boxes with details from the textbook:
3. Answer: What do you think is the most important effect of the war? Why?
- Read "Colonial Society in the 18th Century"
- Answer guided reading questions
Prepare for the Unit 1 Exam using the study guide provided to you.
It will consist of multiple-choice questions and one essay. You will choose one of the two prompts on the study guide.