Introducing Noodle Tools
A special thanks to Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Gnerre, and Ms. Davis from the library for leading this session.
Dissect the essay prompt/question:
If time allows:
Critical reading skills: reading with and against the grain
Digital history: Mapping the Constitution
Interpreting the Constitution
Concept #1: Republicanism
Concept #2: Federalism
Concept #3: Limited Government
Concept #4: Separation of Powers
Concept #5: Checks and Balances
To start class, spend 3 minutes to address the following question in your journal:
In our brief follow up discussion, we will review how the Articles of Confederation worked and why the former colonists were inclined to organize themselves as a loose association of states.
With a new structure that made politics feel close to home for citizens in the colonies, it is a good opportunity to think about what was going on right here in Salisbury, Connecticut.
Take a look at an engraving of the Salisbury Town Meeting House (image) where the meeting would have taken place. Consider:
Proposal from the Salisbury Town Meeting (6 May 1783) (Google Docs links for: HH250-09, HH250-10, and HH250-15).
Concluding remarks (if time allows):
Quiz (depending on section).
CIQ report back (depending on section).
Brief discussion: When did the American revolution begin?
Brief intro to Tom Paine
Assign notetaker. Notetaking template has already been created for our group. We will work together to fill it out. Notetaker can focus on discussion.
If you think about it, 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:
a) a brief description of the event,
b) identify the significance of the event to the process of moving from a colony to a nation, and
c) identify at least one source you used to locate the information above.
Note: You may use any citation format as long as it is easily locatable by one of your peers who might be curious to learn more about the even.
Albany Plan of Union 1754
Each group presents: