Today Richardson's class followed an alternative plan since he is out at a conference. Hutchison's classes meanwhile discussed the early American Revolution.
We first had a brief discussion around the difficulty of historical periodization, specifically, historical disagreement about the beginning of the American Revolution. We then completed a DocBlock over a brief excerpt from Thomas Paine's Common Sense. After this we worked in teams to examine historical documents about the Stamp Act resistance, Lexington & Concord, and historian's clashing interpretations of the Declaration of Independence.
Don't forget to post your revision to your thesis statement of the board for your class if you have not yet done so. Also, Chapter 7 is due Monday!
Don't forget to remind your parents that I have a conflicting engagement and will not be at Meet the Teacher Night tonight. If they have questions, they can see the presentation and handout posted on the parent page of this website and email me any questions!