Dear Mr. Richardson’s Students,
I hope you are staying safe and dry during our hurricane-adjacent weekend! As Hutch said in his prior post, we will reorder based on what happens over the weekend, but I’ll give you two things to consider over that time.
1) Evaluate the extent to which the revolution represented true change for varied social groups.
Please go to http://www.ghhsapush.com/period-3---1754-1800.html and fill out the chart under activity 4 using the readings on women, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Loyalists. Please also read about the experiences of Continental soldiers by reading “plumb martin source,” the 4th document recitation file. Consider the parallels between his experience and modern American soldiers. As continued practice to scaffold the skills necessary for historical writing, plan out an argument and write a thesis statement in response to the first sentence of this paragraph. Feel free to post your thesis as a response here if you'd like individualized feedback before class.
2) Enjoy listening to the soundtrack of “Hamilton.”
This award-winning musical tells the story of our first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton. I’d recommend you listen to the entire album, but to cover through period three, these songs are most relevant to our content:
On the ideological basis of the revolution: Alexander Hamilton; Farmer Refuted; You’ll be Back
On fighting the Revolution: Right Man; Ten Duel Commandments; Guns and Ships: History has its Eyes on You: Yorktown: What Comes Next
On the Critical Period: passing the constitution and ruling a new nation: Non-Stop; What’d I Miss; Cabinet Battle 1; The Room where it Happens; Cabinet Battle 2; Washington on your side; one last time; The election of 1800
That’s about an hour of listening. You can find the album on spotify or youtube (searching for tracks or the whole album). As you listen, evaluate the extent to which this information supports/modifies/refutes representations in your textbook and analyze the efficacy of using this as an educational tool rather than a textbook or primary document analysis.
We will discuss these assignments when we are back. Obviously power/internet might go down this weekend so don’t stress if that happens and you cannot get one of these done - you can finish them anytime before the next test.
Please BE SAFE this weekend. I hope you are well and can't wait to see y'all soon.