I cannot believe that it is October and this Friday marks the end of the first 5 weeks of the school year. It is insane how fast this year has gone already.
Students had their Chapter 5 outlines due today. Two students did not have them. I will accept it late tomorrow, and if they don’t have it then, they’ll be staying after school to complete it.
Instead of having them watch the video on Common Sense, I went over the PowerPoint with the class. Once we finished, the students worked on the 1763 – Revolutionary War Analysis Sheet (Period 3). Some worked with a partner and some worked by themselves. I heard several students stated they thought the End of Salutary Neglect was the most significant factor that increased tensions between Britain and the Colonists.
I had several students ask me what the right answer was for the most persuasive Common Sense quote. When I told them there was no right answer and I want to see their ability to argue a position a few were frustrated. I think a lot of students have been trained that there is “one” right answer and it’s an adjustment for them to pick a side and argue it. This is definitely something I’ll be focusing more on this year.
HW for tonight: Revolutionary War Video Guide