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1 Six Degrees of Nathaniel Bacon Connecting events chronologically by themes

2 ▪ Students will be provided with two events spanning decades, but related by their theme. They will select six events in chronological order that link the first event in the series with the last. Students will write the name of each selected event, and use their research and knowledge of the time period to create an argument to support the events selected. Students must emphasize both cause and effect and/or demonstrate continuity or change over time in their linking. Some events can and will include environmental impact data. This assignment provides students with the opportunity to observe continuity and change over time.

3 Example: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon! Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a game based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which states that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. That idea eventually morphed into this game, movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between a random actor and Hollywood character actor Kevin Bacon.

4 Kevin Bacon In Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker In Sex and the City Kristen Davis In Sharkboy and Lava Girl Taylor Lautner In Cheaper by the Dozen 2 In Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Steve Martin In Planes, Trains and Automobiles Ben Stein Kevin Bacon Ben Stein

5 What is "Six Degrees"? ▪ Due Date: Wednesday 15 th ▪ Your group will be given a time frame to focus on. ▪ You will be responsible for tying six events within your timeframe from start to finish ▪ Work independently or in group of 3 ▪ Cite all sources besides textbook (including photos) ▪ Time Frames – Start with Unit I and go through Unit VI (Reconstruction) ▪ Objective – You must connect your dates with six events. – Explain the Who, What, Where, When, Why its important and it’s connection to the BAGPIPE your team chooses. – Each event must fall under a BAGPIPE! – Draw it on the poster or on a multi-media presentation

6 Ideas for Fall Semester ▪ Nathaniel Bacon- George Washington ▪ John Cotton- Anne Hutchinson ▪ John Adams- Andrew Jackson ▪ Stephen Douglas- Jefferson Davis ▪ Alexander Hamilton- James Monroe ▪ James K. Polk- Abraham Lincoln ▪ John C. Calhoun- Charles Sumner ▪ John Adams- Abraham Lincoln ▪ Abigail Adams- Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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