- This week the blogging challenge that you signed-up for a couple of weeks ago begins. Here is the home site. Please visit the page and follow the directions. If you have yet to register, please do as soon as possible.
- Write a post about one person, place, or thing from the movie this week. We will start watching the movie on Tuesday. Make sure that your post has a clear thesis, and at least three pieces of evidence backing-up your thesis. Also make sure you include an image and a hyperlink to your sources of information.
- Write a post that reflects on our conversation from Monday’s class. If you are a creative writer and just want to travel on your our path…go ahead and reflect on any aspect of the conversation that you would like to. If you need some help, here are some questions to guide you:
- What is a rebellion?
- Who takes part in a rebellion?
- What are the qualities of a rebel?
- When is it necessary to rebel?
- What are some things in the world that “should” be rebelled against?
- What is something in your life that you might rebel against?
Monday we will start with a few wiki homepage presentations.
Then we will have our first dialogue of the year on a question that will be examined throughout our first unit on the Revolutionary War…”When should we rebel?”
Tuesday we will start the movie The Crossing. Each day after Tuesday we will spend the first half of class discussing a different part of the American Revolution and the continue to watch the movie during the second half of class. Below is a very rough “guess” of what we will be doing on each day depending on how far our discussions, and viewing of the movie go each day…
Tuesday-Background to the Revolutionary War
Wednesday-Son’s of Liberty, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and other English provocative Acts
Thursday-The Minutemen, Battle of Lexington and Concord
Monday-Common Sense, Declaration of Independence
Tuesday-Significant Military actions
Wednesday-End of the War
Thursday-Was it a Revolution?
Friday-Start your first super-duper exploration
Middle school blog social studies