Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.
I can summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and I can evaluate the degree to which they were a reaction to the colonists' experiences with Great Britain.
Critical Vocabulary: King George III, Albany Plan of Union, Treaty of Paris, Proclamation of 1763, Writs of Assistance, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act Congress, Sons of Liberty, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Circular Letter, Boston Massacre, Captain Thomas Preston, Crispus Attucks, Gaspee, British East India Tea Company, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Coercive Acts, Quebec Act, Intolerable Acts, First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, Lexington and Concord, Continental Army, George Washington, Olive Branch Petition, Hessian, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Thomas Jefferson
- Background Question: What was the significance of each of the following? Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Yorktown
- Guided Instruction - The Articles of Confederation
- Independent Learning: Shays' Rebellion Document Study
- Reflection Question: How did the colonists' experiences with Great Britain impact the Articles of Confederation?
Homework: The American Revoution
Tentative Test Date: September 18