The first 25 minutes of class were spent discussing the PowerPoint based on topics the students suggested to review. Many of the students suggested the same terms to review: Bacon’s Rebellion, Pueblo Revolt, William Penn, and the First Great Awakening.
One of my goals this year is to ask more thought-provoking questions. For example, instead of asking “What did……?”, I try to ask, “Why?”, “How?”, and “To what extent?”. I stressed the significance of events such as the Pueblo Revolt and Bacon’s Rebellion. I often tell them knowing what the events are is not enough; I want them to be able to explain why they matter.
After discussing the topics in the PowerPoint, there was about 15 minutes left in class. I gave that time to the students to work on their Periods 1 & 2 Review Sheets.
HW for tomorrow: Study for Periods 1 & 2 Test and Review Sheets