This week we will continue to discuss causes of the Revolutionary War (including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.) We will have several different reading passages throughout the week that will be coming home for HW, discussed in class and used to create a journal entry, and finally used to answer questions for a grade. I anticipate 3 more secondary grades this week before we have our culminating test over the causes of the war on Friday. The test information will include information about the French & Indian War up to the Boston Tea Party. Everything can be found in your child's SS journal.
I understand that the SS Weekly link on the side didn't work on Tuesday and it wasn't a problem for just us. Please give it another shot and let me know if you are unable to get in. As I said before, there is a lot of great information there. I have spoken to the students about not just "clicking around" and actually reading the passages or watching some of the videos. They can test their own knowledge with the 3 questions that are located after the bonus features.
Addison is trying something new this year. For each one of our early release days we are going to be tackling a STEM project. This first one was an introduction to the engineering process and our task was to build a bridge out of nothing but index cards. Teams were given 50 index cards that they could cut, fold, or tear, but could not use tape or staples to hold them together. In the end we were trying to find the bridge that could hold the most weight (the most pennies.) Below are some pictures from the day.
There is a new button on the side of the webpage! I have included a link to the Social Studies Weekly in hopes that I can get more students interested in using this online resource. I am well aware that not everyone has access to a computer, but for those that do here are some readings to get you ahead of the game (or avoid reading a worksheet and earn Rev coins in the process!) Be sure to check out the purple button that says BONUS SOURCES for some really cool stuff with each article.
Tuesday, 9/4: Read the article George vs. George vs. George and be prepared to answer the following questions.
1. Which of the Georges was right?
2. What is one right which was extremely important to George Washington? What evidence do you have to support this claim?
3. What might Great Britain have done to try to avoid going to war with the colonists?
For the SS Weekly, your user name is your school ID number.