OK, guys, remember this week, we’re trying the timed release method, so you don’t have everything on this list yet.
Review Week 6 Slides
Read: America’s History Chapter 6: Making War and Republican Governments (1776 - 1789)
Work on the Chapter 6 Study Guide (download here)
Finish reading chapter 6 and the Chapter 6 study guide
DBQ Practice: How did ideas about American independence change from 1763 to 1783?
YOU ARE NOT WRITING AN ESSAY. You are writing:
with three specific arguments
examples (at least two!) for each argument
(See the AP rubric here if you need to review it!)
Read and annotate the following primary sources. Remember: They all connect to your history reading for this week, so you want to think about HOW they connect as you are reading!
Thomas Paine: American Crisis – “These are the times that try men’s souls…”
Why would Washington use this essay to restore his soldiers’ morale? (Include specific details!)
George Washington from Valley Forge on the urgent need for men and supplies, 1777
Select a portion of Washington’s letter to illustrate his mood in December 1777 as he and his army encamped at Valley Forge.
According to Washington, what difficulties did the Continental Army face, which posed the most significant danger? Why?
George Washington’s ability as a commander has frequently been questioned. How did his leadership qualities become evident in this communication?
What did Washington describe as the most crucial needs?
Provide an explanation as to why the Continental Army was so poorly provisioned.
Read: Zinn Chapter 5: “A Kind of Revolution”
Finish the Zinn Chapter 5 study guide
Listen to Amy’s thrilling and exciting* lecture (*results may vary)
Critical Thinking Assignment: Analyze the military, political, and diplomatic reasons for American victory in the Revolutionary War.
How did the colonists defeat the greatest empire in the world?
Was it inspiration? The power of ideals?
Was it leadership?
Was it inevitable?
Your task is to create a: “Top 10 reasons for American Victory in the Revolution”
We need to see 10 distinct political, military, economic, geographic, philosophical, or diplomatic events, people, concepts, and reasons that to you explain why the Revolution was won.
You have to do everything above the line. The rest of this is just supplemental.
I think Mason will especially like this, but anyone would appreciate this cool interactive map of the American Revolution.
What was it like to be a soldier in the Continental Army? This first-person account from Joseph Plumb Martin (he was just 15 when he joined up!) gives you a pretty good idea. (Click to download.)