MT 1: The Founding of the Nation
We will jump into our study with how the US became a country. How did we get the big idea that we could go to war against the most powerful country in the world and think we could win. Where did those ideas originate? What impact did the war have on those 13 little colonies on the East Coast of North America?
Power point notes:
Assignment 1: Read the the text, (1) highlighting words that are not familiar to you, (2) Summarizing each paragraph, (3) then in your own words be able to explain what the causes of the American Revolution were.
Assignment #3 Historians views
Assignment #5 Reading and graphic organizer
Assignment #6 Level 3
ANALYZE THE COMPROMISES THAT WERE AGREED TO THAT ALLOWED THE CONSTITUTION TO BE CREATED. WHAT WERE THE MAJOR STRENGTHS OF WHAT THEY CREATED, AS WELL AS ANY WEAKNESSES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED BETTER
Assignment #8 Standard summaries and quizzes
Philosophical Chairs Debate
MT 1 Project choices:
1. Write an in depth analysis of whether the founding fathers would be proud of the country that they created the way it is today. Does the USA today, match the vision that the founding fathers had when they were creating this new country. Use at least 4 primary sources (at least one of them contradicting you) to defend your case.
2. Analyze the Bill of Rights, in your opinion, which amendment is the most important to protect the people's liberty? Why was it included? How was it intended to be interpreted? How has it been interpreted today? Use at least 3 court cases (at least 1 from last century) as examples to back up your claims.
3. Examine the ideas behind the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, and compare those ideas to the reasons for the rebellion by the confederacy during the Civil War. How were those ideas similar in how they were used.