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Welcome to 8 th Grade U.S. History Mr. Hughes. Current Events (Set 7) 1. “ Villain not a Hero: Seattle City Council Replaces Columbus Day 2014 with Indigenous.

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1 Welcome to 8 th Grade U.S. History Mr. Hughes

2 Current Events (Set 7) 1. “ Villain not a Hero: Seattle City Council Replaces Columbus Day 2014 with Indigenous Peoples Day.” City sites negative effects of Columbian Exchange on Native Americans: disease, slavery and Christianization. Unintended consequences? His voyages did spark a great age of trans-Atlantic exploration Italian Americans Old WorldNew World

3 Current Event #2 2. “Change of Identity? Students Petition SDSU President to Drop Aztecs Name & Warrior Mascot.” Resolution claims references are racist stereotypes that portray Native Americans as violent & savage. University changed mascot 10 years ago after consulting with historians and Aztec groups

4 Current Event #3 3. “ Search Begins for Body of King Harold, last Anglo- Saxon King of England, at Essex Waltham Abbey Church.” Defeated at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 by William the Conqueror, his body was allegedly dismembered. Today is the 948 th anniversary of the Normans victory & the beginning of Feudal System. Underground scan pro may prove claim that Harold survived & lived 40 years as a hermit

5 Current Event #4 4. “ Greek Mystery: Dig Begins at Ancient Tomb that may Contain Wife or Son of Alexander the Great. ” Tomb is guarded by 2 stone sphinxes and 2 caryatids (sculpted female figures) with a tiled floor mosaic. Florence Athenians, Spartans, Macedonians, Persians, & Romans all marched through Amphipolis Hermes Alexander the Great

6 Current Event #5 5. “NASA Study Shows Sleeper Spaceship Could Carry Astronauts to Mars in a Hibernation State.” Therapeutic hypothermia could induce “torpor,” a type of artificial hibernation for 9 month long trip. Medical method is a type of suspended animation currently used on traumatic injury patients

7 The Road to Revolution “Cause & Effect T-Chart” British Actions (England) Colonists’ Reactions (America) Sugar Act (1764) Stamp Act (1765) Quartering Act (1765) Townshend Act (1767) Writs of Assistance Boston Massacre (1770) Tea Act (1773) Intolerable Acts (1774) Committees of Correspondence Sons of Liberty: “No taxation without Representation!” Colonists protest Red Coats living In their homes …..( = 3 rd Amend.) Daughters of Liberty, Boycott Trial: Red Coats not guilty (John Adams) Boston Tea Party First Continental Congress (Phil), Militia Smuggling…. ( = 4 th Amend / Search Warrants) Lexington (1775)Revolution: Shot Heard Around the World

8 13 Colonies KWL (notebook page 25) Write 3 facts that you’ve learned about the 13 Colonies in the “L” section of the KWL Write 3 facts that you’ve learned about the 13 Colonies in the “L” section of the KWL K w L

9 NameThat Colony Colony

10 NameThat Colony

11 Was the Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? History Standard: 8.1 Captain Preston - RedcoatRobert Goddard - Colonist Defense Witness TestimonyProsecution Witness Testimony

12 DBQ: Was the Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? Analysis Document “C” - Paul Revere, “The Bloody Massacre in King-Street, March 5, th Century adaption of Crisups Attucks death in The Boston Massacre Analysis Document “D” – Newspaper article, “Four Coffins of Men Killed in the Boston Massacre,” March 12, Document “C” Document “D”


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