Today we continued exploring less commonly discussed aspects of the American Revolution. We started with an argument between historians regarding the purposes of the Declaration of Independence and followed this up with a DocBlock HAPP analysis of a selection by Joseph Plumb Martin. We ended the day by comparing four different subpopulations in terms of the ways they participated in the Revolution and what they gained and lost from their participation.
We also took a few minutes to explain writing intro paragraphs. Tonight you need to write your first rough draft pass of an intro paragraph for the essay we have been working on with thesis statements. You also need to make one more pass at thesis revisions since your thesis will be the last sentence of your intro paragraph.
Don't forget, Chapter 7 is also due tomorrow and Chapter 8a on Thursday!