After taking the Chapter 7 Quiz, we talked about the American Revolution today. After working in teams to analyze four different points of view on the Revolution argued by four different historians, we compared and discussed their differences of opinion and use of evidence then did a little meta-cognitive reflection on our own thought processes and understanding of the Revolution. We followed this discussion with a quick survey of the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation followed by a little "historical debunking" on the impact of Shay's Rebellion.
We ended class with a Writer's Block discussion on crafting Body Paragraphs for historical writing. I will spend the next couple of nights posting comments on your thesis statements and intro paragraphs so you can revise those as necessary. By Monday you need to write a rough draft of ONE body paragraph and bring it to class for peer review. Also, don't forget that Chapter 8 is due Monday!