We began our comparison of present and historical contexts of freedom of the press. Please view the slideshow and the videos that follow. This lesson also uses Chester the Crab’s history based comix on John Peter Zenger.
Click on the CHESTER COMIX below to complete p.1 of the “From Colonies to Country” Packet.
WHAT POWER DID ROYAL GOVERNOR’S USE?
What were Zenger’s Zingers?
Why was Zenger put on trial?
WHAT IS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS?
After making connections between Zenger and modern day journalists we started our analysis of Franklin’s Albany Plan of Union. Students analyzed Franklin’s, “Join or Die” political cartoon and discussed the vulnerability of the colonies as war with France commenced. Use the handouts and comix below to Strive For Accuracy. CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE DOC!!!
Most classes finished up to slide 5:
Check the Agenda/HW tab for HW assigned.
Use the FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR Interactive Slideshow above to complete up to slide 8 in your packet (finish p. 3-4)
BRAINPOP VIDEO, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
1. Preview the BRAINPOP COMPARE/CONTRAST handout on p. 6 and the BRAINPOP QUIZ on p. 7. – This is your PURPOSE for VIEWING.
2. Watch the BrainPop video, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, and complete both handouts.
-Strive for accuracy and use the Closed Captioning.
Click on the Image to view the video.
No Class – FIELD TRIP
Students started the Study Guide, worked with partners and conferenced with the teachers.
Students previewed the CAUSES AND EFFECTS Graphic Organizer for the BrainPop video, “Causes of the American Revolution.” They worked with partners at their own pace to view and complete the Graphic Organizer using their iPads. Following the video they used the BrainPop APP to take the review quiz. Most students scored a 9/10 or 10/10! HUZZAH to those who earned extra credit!.
To gain additional background knowledge, students used the iBooks App on their iPads to read Chester Comix, “Who Paid for the French and Indian War?” They followed the reading with a “Close the Gaps” reading with the same title. The whole class reviewed responses and many students participated.
Students also started the Interactive Slideshow and completed Close the Gaps, “How Did Colonists Resist Injustice?” We played pictionary to review the major people, places events and key terms.