Homework, 10/19

As a reminder:

Students are writing summaries of Chicago’s early history (origins).  They should show mastery of this information, knowing how events and inventions relate to one another (without dates) and identifying at least 10 events or pieces of Chicago history to write about.

The main resource should be your movie notes, re-organized notes and mind-map work.  You should be able to easily recall 10 facts regarding Chicago’s origins.


Declaration Work & 4/27 Homework

Here is your source for all worksheets, assignments, and required materials for this unit. This will help you catch up, prepare for Thursday’s quiz, and stay on top of your game before our American Revolution test coming in 2.5 weeks (approx. May 13). They have served as the core of our learning during this unit.

  1. Vocab Chart – American Revolution/Text Ch. 6
  2. “Beginnings and Declaration” – Guided Reading WS for Sections 1 and 2
  3. “David vs. Goliath” – Guided Reading WS for Sections 3 and 4
  4. Declaration of Independence – Student Reader/Packet
  5. John Adams WS III – “Hang Together”
  6. John Adams WS IV – “Unanimous” (this is a WS we simply discussed – students didn’t have to do this, though the knowledge is important)
  7. Newspaper Article – day after a historic event.
  8. Top 10 Illustration – the 10 most frequently repeated words in the Declaration of Independence. The more frequently a word said, the bigger it should be. Conversely, the less frequently a word is said, the smaller it should be. This should be in color, too.
  9. Textbook Chapter 6, Sections 1-4 (so far).
  10. Declaration Rewrite.

Petitions to the King

We’ve read this week how the Declaration came to be, through a series of events proving peace was no longer an option, and military events that filled the Americans with confidence.  Before we go headlong into the Declaration for the next week, it’s important to know how we got here.   To do that, we’ve read pages 168- 173, completed 1-14 on this Vocab Chart, a Guided Reading WS, and are in the process of completing a newspaper article that explains how these events inspired Revolution.

Today’s homework is simple: write a newspaper article that describes a historical event and explains why that event is so inspiring.  Students should have a 5-7 word headline (something attention grabbing), write at least 200 words, and include a drawn picture (no web pics).  The article should cover the Declaration of Independence, Green Mountain Boys, Lexington and Concord, or the Battle of Bunker Hill.