Declaration of Independence SPEC notes

Today in class, we finished reading through the Declaration of Independence sheet and continued to use SPEC (Social, Political, Economical, and Cultural) notes in class were you fill in what you read in the different categories. An example of Social would be, Great Britain cutting off America’s trade with the rest of the world. An example of Political would be, not giving us a fair trial by jury. An example of Economical would be, taxing us without giving us a choice. An example of Cultural would be, everyone gets the rights to life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, the goal of the class was to summarize the SPEC impact of the Declaration of Independence.
Homework: complete SPEC notes on the reading and questions your group was assigned with at least 5 examples under each category.

  • group 1) 380-384 (answer questions 3-6 at the end of section).
  • group 2) 385-389 (questions 3-6)
  • group 3) 391-393 (questions 1-5)
  • group4) 394-397 (questions 3-6)
  • group 5) 398-402 (questions 3-5)

History Fair: We will have time on Friday during class to work on our history fair projects. (gather photos, type up information, etc.)

Ryan, S


Continuing SPEC Notes 1/13/14

Today in class our goal for the day was to continue to organize what we learn and put it into four categories. These categories are Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural. These together from our SPEC notes. During the class period we talked as a class and put events in history into those four categories. Doing this is going to help us take the notes better to also understand and complete them. Also in class today we looked at The Declaration of Independance and put the passages into the SPEC categories, after that we went over some of them as a class. Our homework for today was to work on revising our History Fair research papers and to read and answer questions that Mr.Little assigned to us. Those page numbers and question numbers Mr.Little has posted before this. Another thing to work on is to get most or all your materials for your history fair project and get them in by Friday.

Jordan C.
Period 2