Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Last Post for 2nd MP-How DID we win?

In the first years of the American Revolution, it seemed unlikely that the shabby group of men calling themselves the Continental Army could ever beat the world's greatest army (England.)  After learning about the war, explain how the colonists did, in fact, succeed in their goal of defeating England and becoming an independent nation.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Risking Your Life For Your Country?

Answer one or both of the following questions:

1)  Declaration of Independence

The signers of the Declaration of Independence were committing TREASON when they signed this important document.  The punishment for treason was death.  Why do you think the delegates were willing to risk their lives to become an independent nation?  Would you have done the same thing?  Why or why not?

2)  Women in the Revolution

Why do you think so many women were willing to risk their lives fighting or helping in other risky ways during the war if they were not even given equal treatment in society?  Would you have risked your life to do this if you were a woman during the American Revolution?


Monday, December 9, 2013

Let's Be Honest: Patriot or Loyalist?

After learning about the risks and the extreme, and sometimes violent, actions the Patriots took against their mother country, do you honestly feel you would have joined their cause?  OR would have rather been a LOYALIST, benefiting from the rewards of the crown and enjoying good food and fancy parties?  EXPLAIN!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2nd Marking Period-King George III

After learning about King George III of England, what do you think he (or his ministers) could have done differently to prevent the outbreak of war in the colonies?  Use facts from text/articles to support your opinion! (Last name, first initial and class period only)


Monday, November 25, 2013

2nd Marking Period-Causes of the American Revolution

AFTER learning about some of the causes of the American Revolution, which event do you think was MOST responsible for the outbreak of war?  (6-8 sentences minimum!)  Use notes pages 27-28 to refresh your memory!!
***Don't forget...post as "anonymous" using your first name, last initial and period ONLY!  Encourage your parents to reply to your posts for extra credit!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Early English Colonies


If you had to have lived in one of the early English settlements, which one would you pick; Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, or Massachusetts Bay?  Give at least three reasons from the text, articles, etc. to support your answer!  (Post using first name, last initial, and period ONLY!!)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Advice for Jamestown Settlers

If you could go back in time and give advice to the Jamestown settlers, what THREE pieces of advice would you give them and WHY?  Give FACTS to support your answer!