Detail of a painting by Connecticut’s John Trumbull of the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence at the Second Continental Congress on 28 June 1776. The 1818 original hangs in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. Source: Architect of the Capitol.
SOAPSTone and the Declaration:
Discussion on the Declaration of Independence:
Discussion self-reflection (5 min):
Homework: Assignment #106
Detail from "Wha Wants Me," a caricature of Thomas Paine published in London in 1792. The scroll (visible here) reads “Rights of Man”/“Common Nonsense”/ “Equality of Property.” The bottle of ink is labeled “gall.” Not pictured is the bottom half where "Paine stands on the discarded scraps of the established British order—Protection [of] Property, Religion, National Prosperity, Magna Charta [sic], Loyalty, Obedience to the Laws, Morality, Happiness, Industry, Personal Security, Inheritance, Justice." Library of Congress via Smithsonian.
Check for Understanding (5 min):
Preparation for discussion charter:
Context: Tom Paine (3 min)
Introduce SOAPSTone (3 min)
Apply SOAPSTone (time remaining):
Homework: Assignment #105
Detail from portrait of Maria Birch Coffing and her slave Jenny Winslow in Salisbury, Conn., 1844. Salisbury Association.
Homework: Assignment #104
The move to independence for the American colonies was an unusual--even a strange--moment in world history.
Each group will be given 3-4 events to examine in the textbook. You are also welcome to look online to see what sources you can find. Your group will record your findings in the common Google Doc that will be sent out to everyone. Please provide:
Albany Plan of Union 1754
Report back and discussion
Students report while teacher records on board:
Homework: Assignment #103.
"From colonies to nation" board work for HH250-12:
Kali Ryder '20 ties it together with a rousing pro-independence speech:
What is freedom? Your thoughts.
What is freedom? Historical perspectives.
What is freedom? The view from Charlottesville.