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Read more about the Boston Massacre – including fascinating primary documents – 1.) here and 2.) here
The Revolution: Can you think of a more unlikely war? Whatever possessed the 13 colonies (with little organization, no trained army, and no navy to speak of) think they could defeat the most powerful nation in the known world?? (Were they not watching what happened to the French and their allies during the LAST war??) Was the war won as a result of determination, support, weather, terrain, timing, or sheer luck? (The answer here is probably "yes...") An entire year would not give us enough time to explore the stories behind the story. We'll continue the conversation as circumstances following the French and Indian War ignite unrest in a country already feeling it's connections dissolving...
Watch these videos to recap what we've learned and what is
The American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites Part 1
The American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites Part 2
The American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites Part 3
The American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites Part 4
The American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites Part 5
A quick list! Check it out.
LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES:
We will embark on a "Made in America" WEBQUEST about the Revolutionary War that explores the causes and events of the American Revolution from both a Loyalist and Patriot point of view. It'll be a fun and interesting way to "show what we know" about the development of our country. Check it out.
TUESDAY SOCIAL STUDIES: Watch videos above for a recap of earlier events and a greater understanding the growing tension between the 13 colonies of North America and Great Britain.
TUESDAY LANGUAGE ARTS: Begin STEP 1