So, first off, I guess most of you have gotten the call about the district plans related to the upcoming hurricane threat. If not, we will dismiss 2 1/2 hours early on Thursday and school is cancelled for Friday.
Chapter 7 material will be covered in class tomorrow, HOWEVER, you have been swamped with chapters over the last few days, so we will not check the chapter 7 notes or have a quiz over the material until Thursday (Florence permitting). Look over the thesis peer revision comments you have received and we will provide feedback as necessary over the next few days.
This is covering things out of our usual order, but here's the usual summary of today's activities:
Today we discussed the issues leading to conflict between the American Colonies and England in the years prior to the Revolution. We examined an excerpt from Thomas Paine's Common Sense for our DocBlock Recitation (HAPP), then explored the differences in understanding between the English and Colonists related to the Stamp Act (including walking you through a hypothetical situation where social media and emails would filter through government central servers to be read and taxed, which seemed to horrify most of you). We ended class with a discussion over the unknowns related to the Battle of Lexington and Concord and finally with time for you to peer critique you revised thesis statements.