Hot Line 1: The Road towards Revolution Lesson 2 Page 11
Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Road towards Revolution L 10 W ARM- U P What are some synonyms for “REVOLUTION”? Uprising REBELLION Revolt Insurrection TRANSFORMATION Change Reform The Industrial Revolution The Digital Age The French Revolution
Attach Hot Line 1 Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Road towards Revolution September 10, 2012 Dear 8 th Graders and Families, As British subjects, loyal to the king of England, what would cause them to travel down the dangerous road of rebellion and independence? We will discuss the rights all people have and the view that a function of government is to protect these rights. We will also explore what should happen if a government is destructive of these rights. How did these beliefs influence the colonial mindset about government and allegiance to the Mother Country? Finally, we will understand the growing tensions between the colonies and England which eventually led to war and American independence. Our Enduring Understandings for this unit are: People have natural rights and governments are created to protect these rights. When government is destructive of the natural rights of men, the people have the right and duty to overthrow that government. Failure to find a compromise leads to conflict. As your son or daughter learns about the colonies’ trip towards and down the Road towards Revolution, discuss how growing up is much like this experience. England was the “mother” country and the colonies her children. As the colonies moved from infancy to adolescence, what changed? How is this similar to the journey your son or daughter is traveling? Look for more Hot Lines about our study of American history this year. We hope you enjoy sharing your child's explorations. Parent signature by Friday. R 11
Draw an ILLUSTRATION for the CHOICE facing the colonists Rebellion Independence Allegiance Loyalty L 10 Which way? Why? Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Road towards Revolution Previewing the Theme: The Road Before Us The Colonies
RebellionIndependence AllegianceLoyalty Which way? Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Road towards Revolution The Colonies Why?