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 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!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pocahontas: History vs. Hollywood

After learning about the historical Pocahontas, do you think the Powhatan tribe had a right to be angry with Disney over its portrayal of her in the animated movie?  Why/Why not?  Use evidence from the text and article to support your answer!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Mystery of the "Lost Colony"

After learning about the theories of the lost colony of Roanoke, is it possible that John White and/or Queen Elizabeth knew the truth but decided to cover it up?  Could this be an example in history of a government conspiracy?  Why/why not?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Based on what you have learned about Christopher Columbus, do you feel he was a hero or villain of history?  Give facts and examples to support your opinion!  (Post as anonymous, but type your first name, last initial and class period at the end of your post!)  You may also reply to your peers' posts!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome Back! Intro Post 2013

Answer at least one of the following questions in one to two paragraphs. Type your first name, last initial and class period ONLY after your paragraph(s). Choose "Anonymous" as your profile. I recommend typing in MS Word or Google Docs in case post does not show up (you can also spell check there!) 

 1) What is the most interesting topic you have learned about in Social Studies over the past few years? Why did you enjoy it so much? 

 2) What is the most interesting project/assignment you have ever done in Social Studies? Give specific reasons for your answer. 

 3) What topic(s)or historical figures are you most interested in learning about in 7th grade? (Remember, this is U.S. history from Colonial Era through the Civil War!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HOW on earth did we win the Revolution??

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.

Friday, January 4, 2013

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?