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Warm-up Take out a sheet of paper and write down four aspects of Tuscarora High School that you feel are unfair to students. Take out a sheet of paper.

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1 Warm-up Take out a sheet of paper and write down four aspects of Tuscarora High School that you feel are unfair to students. Take out a sheet of paper and write down four aspects of Tuscarora High School that you feel are unfair to students.

2 Activity Once in your group, complete the following information… 1.Who is the complaint meant for or to be sent to? 2.What do you believe are the general rights of teenagers that makes your complaint worthwhile? 3.What is your statement of beliefs, what do you think the rights of teenagers should be in this particular aspect? 4.Have you made any efforts to change the focus of your complaint, or do you have any personal grievances (i.e. has it negatively effected your life) 5.Would you be willing to sign your name to a formal complaint? (If so, sign your name to the final document)

3 Activity Once each group is finished, we as a class will combine the documents into one final document. – Part I: Who the complaint is made to and what you are asking for. – Part II: What makes the complaints worthwhile…(the general rights of teenagers/students) – Part III: Statement of beliefs – Part IV: Prior personal grievances – Part V: What you are declaring – Part IV: signatures

4 Debriefing the Activity Do you feel your complaints in this document are legitimate? Why? Do you think your alternatives are legitimate? Why? Does having a formal document of complaints make your argument easier to justify? Why? If I were to submit this document to the administration of our school are any of you worried about repercussions? Why? If your complaints were dismissed, what alternatives might you have?

5 Session 1: The American Revolution The Enlightenment Influence

6 Class Objectives Define the “Age of Enlightenment” Define the “Age of Enlightenment” Define the 3 major Enlightenment themes. Define the 3 major Enlightenment themes. Identify John Locke and 3 major points from Two Treatises on Government. Identify John Locke and 3 major points from Two Treatises on Government. Identify Thomas Paine and 3 major points from Common Sense Identify Thomas Paine and 3 major points from Common Sense Compare 3 excerpts from the Declaration of Independence based on to the views of John Locke. Compare 3 excerpts from the Declaration of Independence based on to the views of John Locke. List and Compare 5 major grievances from the Declaration of Independence based on the views of Thomas Paine. List and Compare 5 major grievances from the Declaration of Independence based on the views of Thomas Paine. Analyze how Locke and Paine effected the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Analyze how Locke and Paine effected the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

7 The Age of Enlightenment An era of history between the 17 th and 18 th centuries that led to a rise in science, math and ideas about man’s individual rights and their relationship towards their rulers.An era of history between the 17 th and 18 th centuries that led to a rise in science, math and ideas about man’s individual rights and their relationship towards their rulers. These philosophies and were paramount in the beliefs and the writings of America’s Founding Fathers.These philosophies and were paramount in the beliefs and the writings of America’s Founding Fathers.

8 Themes of the Enlightenment 1. Reason and the scientific method to obtain knowledge (Empiricism) 1. Reason and the scientific method to obtain knowledge (Empiricism) –Ex. All questions in the world can be answered through science, reason and mathematics. 2. Inherent Natural Rights 2. Inherent Natural Rights –Ex. All humans have rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness 3. Government and Society 3. Government and Society –Ex. Government represents the people and therefore must be held accountable for its actions.

9 Enlightenment Philosophers and Views John Locke: English writer/philosopher who wrote Two Treatises of GovernmentJohn Locke: English writer/philosopher who wrote Two Treatises of Government Views:Views: 1.All people are free to have their natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Absolute monarchy denies people these rights. 2.All people sign a social contract to form a government to protect their rights and in turn follow the laws of the land called “Ordered Liberty” 3.If a government becomes a threat to man’s natural rights, the contract is broken and the people have the right to overthrow the government.

10 Enlightenment Philosophers and Views Thomas Paine : American revolutionary who produced a pamphlet called “ Common Sense ” that contributed to the independence movement. Thomas Paine : American revolutionary who produced a pamphlet called “ Common Sense ” that contributed to the independence movement. Views: Views: 1.If Britain was the “mother country” of America, that made her actions all the more horrendous, for no mother would harm her children so brutally. 2.The governing of the colonies should be done by Americans not the British who have abused their power. 3.Britain governed the colonies for their interest only

11 Activity In pairs, you will read through the introduction of the Declaration of Independence (pg ).In pairs, you will read through the introduction of the Declaration of Independence (pg ). While reading locate 3 quotes that Thomas Jefferson makes that are influenced by the views of John Locke and underline/hi-light them.While reading locate 3 quotes that Thomas Jefferson makes that are influenced by the views of John Locke and underline/hi-light them. Be prepared to share the quotes in class and explain what you think Jefferson was saying.Be prepared to share the quotes in class and explain what you think Jefferson was saying.

12 Locke’s Influence on the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident,that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Take 5 minutes and on the back of your note sheet write down this quote and then put it in your own words and how it was influenced by Locke. Be ready to share your translation.

13 Locke’s influence on the Declaration of Independence “ That to secure these rights,governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…” Follow the same directions from the last quote…

14 Activity Again as pairs, read the second half of the Declaration of Independence.Again as pairs, read the second half of the Declaration of Independence. While reading, look for 5 grievances that match with any of Thomas Paine’s views in Common Sense.While reading, look for 5 grievances that match with any of Thomas Paine’s views in Common Sense. On the back of your note sheet write down those grievances and which view it aligns with.On the back of your note sheet write down those grievances and which view it aligns with. Be prepared to share which grievances you chose and why.Be prepared to share which grievances you chose and why.

15 Check for Understanding What was the “ Age of Enlightenment ”?What was the “ Age of Enlightenment ”? What are 3 Enlightenment themes?What are 3 Enlightenment themes? What was John Locke’s writing called, what were the 3 major views?What was John Locke’s writing called, what were the 3 major views? What was Thomas Paine’s writing called, what were the 3 major views?What was Thomas Paine’s writing called, what were the 3 major views? How did Locke effect the Declaration of Independence?….How did Paine? How did Locke effect the Declaration of Independence?….How did Paine?

16 Next Class Session II: The American Revolution- Causes for Rebellion Session II: The American Revolution- Causes for Rebellion Quiz on WednesdayQuiz on Wednesday


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