Last 10 minutes of class: Cast of Characters individual writing #2
Homework: Assignment #404
Jigsaw: Strands of abolitionism
In this activity, we will first divide into three letter groups in which you will read a portion of The Abolitionists page on Discovering History:
Next, we split up into three number groups and share out what was discussed in our letter groups.
Take 1-2 minutes to read these possible questions over and jot down at least 1 question of your own that you might want to direct to the class. Two volunteer facilitators will then lead our discussion.
Homework: Assignment #403
Cast of Characters reflection #1:
Homework: Assignment #402
Debrief on the Cemetery Project.
Anticipate our next unit:
Major understandings for unit 4:
The first of these major understandings, which we will discuss in greater depth tomorrow, has to do with slavery.
Briefly explain “Cast of Characters” assessment for this unit (5 minutes)
Homework: Assignment #401
The following resources should be helpful as you work on the Cemetery Project:
"Bobbin Girl" by Winslow Homer. Lowell National Historical Park.
Taking notes in a fresh Google Doc, work individually to identify each of the following.
Brief discussion on the letters:
If time allows, write a short reply from either the brother (the first letter) or the mother (the second letter).
Homework: Assignment #304
Pair and share:
Responses to the video? Talk? Were your questions answered?
Today we are setting out on a largely project-based unit. We will explore the social, economic, and cultural dimensions of local northwest Connecticut life in the period stretching roughly from the 1820s to the 1860s. More specifically we will examine the Market Revolution (early industry and advances in transportation like canals and railways), the evolution of everyday life (from education to sanitation), and the emergence of important movements for social change (temperance, women’s suffrage, and abolitionism). The anchor for much of this learning will be a week-long Cemetery Project, which will be conducted jointly between Humanities History and Humanities English. The research-orientation of this project will allow students to tailor their learning experience to their personal interests.
After today, we will have about three classes focused on preparation followed by about a week in English and History for the project
Detailed discussion procedure:
If time allows we will hold a short out-of-character debriefing session to examine your own responses to the the question at hand as well as related issues you might like to address.
Homework: Assignment #207