We begin 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 will begin our analysis of Franklin’s Albany Plan of Union. Students will analyze Franklin’s, “Join or Die” political cartoon and discuss 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!!!
1. Preview the BRAINPOP QUIZ on p. 3 – 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.
3. WHO WILL WIN CLASS WARS?
4. FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR CLOSE THE GAPS
MEMORIAL DAY GUEST SPEAKER: WWII Reenactor