Thurs. 9/21 – Thomas Paine: Common Sense

Today we will be looking into the political ideas of Thomas Paine and the influence that his work “Common Sense” had in the early stages of the American Revolution. I CAN identify Thomas Paine as the author of “Common Sense” I CAN explain why Thomas Paine was such a key figure in the American Revolution. Please…

Wed. 9/20 – The Kings Taxes

Today we will be undergoing a classroom activity that will help us to experience the frustration and anger toward the position of king that the colonists were having  before the Revolutionary War. I CAN EXPLAIN why the colonists were becoming upset with many of the new taxes that were being placed on the American Colonies.…

Tues. 9/12- The Mayflower Compact

I CAN Define the purpose of the Mayflower Compact   If you were one of the Pilgrims coming over to the “New World”, What are the 3 most important laws you would want to have established? For Today’s lesson we will introduced to the political challenges that the pilgrims faced when coming to the new world. We will first start…