Presentation on theme: "The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides"— Presentation transcript:
1 The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides George Vs. GeorgeThe American Revolution as seen from Both Sidesby Rosalyn Schanzer
2 Preview the Book Look at the title and subtitle. Read the introduction.Scan the pages – note pictures, text features such as font, graphics, etc.Skim captions with illustrations.
3 Purpose – What is the purpose of the book? Audience – Who do you think the author intended to read this book? Support your decision with at least two specific reasons.Context – Who wrote the book? Does there seem to be an obvious bias? When was it written? What features in the book makes it seem reliable or not?
4 At First Glance (8-9)Create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting George Washington with King George III
5 At First Glance (10-11)Create another Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the American Colonies and Great Britain.The main organizational strategy that Schanzer uses to organize her writing in this section is compare and contrast. Why do you think she decided to do that? Does it help you to understand the material?
6 How Government Worked in England (16) How Government Worked in America (17)What text features does Schanzer use in these sections to achieve her purpose?What are the most important differences between the governmental organizations?
7 The Trouble with Taxes (18-22) Create a cause and effect flow map with the statement “Great Britain Taxes the American Colonies” in the center.
8 British Forces (32-33)Create a bubble map identify and describing the 5 types of forces supporting the British cause against the American Colonies
9 Rebel Forces (34-35)Create a bubble map identify and describing the 3 types of forces supporting the American Colonies cause against the British
10 A New Nation 1776 (36-37) No Kings for America (52-53) What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?What was the intended audience of the Declaration of Independence?Context: Name at least 4 of the complaints listed against King George III.Why would some colonists want a king and why would Washington be against it?
11 Reader’s ReflectionIn a thoughtful paragraph, write a reflection including the following:What did you learn from this book?How is this book different from a textbook?Did you like the book? Explain your answer.
12 Remember the Ladies from American Women: Their Lives in Their Words What is the context of this selection?What does the background information tell you about the political concerns of the time?What kind of writing is this?Who was the intended audience?What does Abigail Adams want and what is John Adams response?What kind of tone does Mrs. Adams letter have and what kind of tone does Mr. Adams have?