Presentation on theme: "APUSH – October 19 Objectives: To demonstrate your understanding of Zinn’s thoughts on tyranny To demonstrate your ability to quickly read and pull out."— Presentation transcript:
APUSH – October 19 Objectives: To demonstrate your understanding of Zinn’s thoughts on tyranny To demonstrate your ability to quickly read and pull out main points To demonstrate your understanding of the Declaration of Independence, The Crisis, and The Speech in the Virginia Convention Homework: Tomorrow: Zinn chapter 5 Friday: Chapter 10 key terms and quiz and thesis statement for essay 2 by 11:59pm Agenda: Intro to essay 2 Small Group discussions
Essay 2 Prompt: Analyze the impact of the American Revolution on both slavery and the status of women from 1775-1800. What is this prompt asking you? Define: Analysis Time Period: The American Revolution 1775-1800 How the institution of slavery changed (because of the American Revolution) How the status of women changed (because of the American Revolution) Possible Arguments Both slavery and the status of women changed greatly because of the American Revolution The American Revolution had little impact on slavery and the status of women Or the American Revolution impacted one but not the other
Essay 2 Due dates: Thesis Statement – Friday, October 21 st by 11:59pm to turnitin.com Outline – Tuesday, October 25 th by 11:59pm to turnitin.com Rough Draft – Friday, October 28 th by 11:59pm to turnitin.com Final Draft – Tuesday, November 1 st by 7:00 am to turnitin.com Reminders: Purpose of this essay: To practice AP Style writing To research and become more knowledgeable on the given topic Other stuff Outside research is essential Read the instructions provided on the top of your essay sheet Use your essay writing packet Only use third person Don’t quote Use specific facts and provide analysis
Small Group Work Each group has been assigned a specific reading from last night Your table discussions should focus on your reading and how it relates to Zinn, what you have read in the textbook and your prior knowledge about the given topics. Steps: Read through and discuss the questions provided for your reading (have someone takes notes on a word document for submission to turnitin.com) Make as many connections as you can between your assigned reading and Zinn Point out similarities and differences, consider bias and subjectivity Create at least two discussion questions that your group can present during the class discussion
Revolution Reading Patrick Henry (p. 126) He makes a grand argument...but is it persuasive? If Henry's charges are true, does it have to mean war? What are sufficient grounds for war? Is this kind of liberty worth his death? Tom Paine's Crisis (p. 132) Is "pursuing principles unto death" a dangerous philosophy? Is Paine's characterization of King George III as a thief a fair one? He looks to God as justification for the cause--does its victory make America convinced it is blessed? The Declaration (p. 144) Why is this work addressed to the King and not the British Parliament? What political philosophy is this work representing? Why was this document created? Do you think America still lives by the principles of the Declaration today?
Patriot’s History Reading Handout – Excerpts from Chapter 3 of A Patriot’s History which mirrors Zinn Chapter 4 skim it quickly in your group Look for similarities/differences in comparison to Zinn Look for similarities/differences in comparison to your specific reading Make sure you are noting these somewhere
Zinn Chapter 4 Discussion 1. What is Zinn’s main argument? How does is this similar or different to what you already know/believe about the American Revolution? 2. Chapter 4 reads more like a textbook that any of the other chapters so far, how does this effect the message of the chapter? 3. Does his argument in this chapter hold weight? Why or why not? 4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Zinn’s critique of the Declaration of Independence and the Second Treatise on Government? 5. Why does Zinn choose to present this argument? What is his purpose in critiquing this part of American history? 6. Can people have equal rights if there are stark differences in wealth?