Thursday, February 4, 2016

MP 3: Current Events

Visit http://www.cnn.com/studentnews and watch the current events recap of the day. Summarize at least one topic in the program and respond to it. Include the Who, What, When, Where, and Why in your summary. In your response you should also include an opinion, a connection and/or a question on the topic. Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

MP 2: Patriots or Something Worse?

As we have learned, the Sons of Liberty (America's most dedicated Patriots) went to extreme measures to become free from England. Tarring and feathering tax collectors, burning down British officials' and Loyalists' homes, destroying British goods (i.e. Boston Tea Party) and creating exaggerated propaganda (i.e. Revere's engraving) are just a few examples of how far the Patriots went to express their dissatisfaction with England. Do you feel these actions were justified in order to achieve the ultimate goal of freedom or did these Sons of Liberty sometimes take things too far? Can you make any modern connections related to people going to extreme measures to show their frustration? (Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only!)

British propaganda depicting the Sons of Liberty. Look closely...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Causes of the American Revolution

Using your notes, the text and other reliable resources, state which CAUSE of the Revolution was the MOST responsible for the outbreak of war. Use textual evidence to support your opinion. Don't forget to respond to your peers' posts!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MP 2: Current Events (Student News)

Visit http://www.cnn.com/studentnews and watch the current events recap of the day. Summarize at least one topic in the program and respond to it. Include the Who, What, When, Where, and Why in your summary. In your response you should also include an opinion, a connection and/or a question on the topic. Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MP 2: Inequalities of Past and Present

Now that you have completed your PBL on the Inequalities of the Past and Present, please share some of the most interesting information you discovered through your research. How has this research changed your views on our country or the world? (Post as "anonymous" using first name, last initial and class period only.)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colonial Choices

If you HAD to live in one of the early colonies (Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth or Massachusetts Bay) for ONE WEEK, which one would you choose? Why? What would you expect to be some of your biggest challenges? (Post as ANONYMOUS using first name, last initial and class period only...don't forget to copy first!)


Monday, October 26, 2015

Pocahontas: Fact vs. Fiction

After Disney's Pocahontas was released, the Powhatan Nation was furious that the real story of Pocahontas was distorted in the name of entertainment. (See the Powhatan's letter here.) After exploring the different resources on Pocahontas, do you agree with the Powhatan in believing that Disney should not have portrayed Pocahontas incorrectly? Why would Disney have changed the facts in the first place? Give evidence from at least one source to support your opinion. (Post as ANONYMOUS, using first name, last initial and class period only!)