Today we introduced the ideas of activism and civic action to affect change. We connected these ideas to the actions of the Patriots, especially the Sons of Liberty before the Revolutionary War. Now the students will determine and plan their own civic action. Students will identify an issue at school or in their community and make a three part plan to get decision makers to address the issue. They may end up working as a team or individually depending on the problem they choose to tackle.
After protesting various unfair rules the began to tackle the start of the Revolutionary War by looking at the Second Continental Congress, the Battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker, and Thomas Paine's Common Sense.
The students did a great job laying out a plan for what the Colonies should do to prepare for war and translating parts of the 244 year old text of Common Sense.
Declaration of INdependence
We spent the last two days examining the Declaration and the principles of government found in it.
The kids have worked very hard the last two days to grasp these concepts.
Quiz on Wednesday 3/20
Lexington and Concord
Battle of Bunker Hill
Declaration of Independence