We took the Chapter 6 Quiz today then spent some DocBlock time analyzing and discussing excerpts from Thomas Paine's Common Sense, evaluating how its argument could be used as historical evidence for each of the historian's interpretations discussed yesterday. We also took some time to deconstruct textbook accounts of the battle on Lexington Green and compare these to primary source accounts. I modeled the type of historical analysis historians engage in as they evaluate documents then you had a chance to practice that skill within your groups.
Tonight you need to write a rough draft Introductory paragraph for the essay prompt we have been examining. I will annotate your thesis statements so that you can make revisions tomorrow. Chapter 7 is due Friday!