Today we reflected on the massive changes in American society in the early 1800's. We launched our discussion with a debrief of your textbook notes on Transcendentalism and the Second Great Awakening. That led us to an analysis of economic and social data (HERE) to help draw a clearer picture of the changes and how they affected individual groups of Americans. We ended up the day with an analysis of four different documents related to the reform movements which grew out of the Transcendentalist and Second Great Awakening movements which developed partly in response to the changes of the Industrial and Market Revolutions. This was our first Lit Circle HAPP covering more than one historical document. We will continue regular DocBlock's as well, but will be slowly shifting the emphasis to this style of document analysis as we go. The documents we covered today can be found under Period 4 Document Recitation Block files or here: (#1, #2, #3, #4)
Chapter 12 notes are due tomorrow and you need to be working on your preparation for the scored discussion which will happen in class next Tuesday!