Fri. 9/22 – Open Note Quiz

Today we will be taking an open note quiz. The material that we will focus on will be the following: – John Locke’s ideas about Natural Rights, the State of Nature, and the Social Contract – The League of the Iroquoians Indians “Great Law of Peace” – The 13 American Colonies. –  Increased tension between…

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…

Tues. 9/19 – Tensions with the King Increase

    I CAN EXPLAIN how the effects of the French and Indian War lead to tension between the colonists and Great Britain I CAN ANALYZE the different taxes that colonists were given and their effect on the colonists. Have you ever been told NOT to go somewhere but you went anyway? If so, why did…

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.…

Mon. 9/18- LAW DAY

Today our schools cafeteria will be transformed into an official court room. We will be witnesses to the legal process in person as the Honorable Judge. McConnel of Westland will preside over 14 different cases.