Chapter 3 - Life in the Colonies

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Section 4 - The French and Indian War



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Directions

Open the document below:



As you read this, you will mark up the text.

How to Mark up the Text in Word:

Task
Image/Explanation
1. Open the document you intend to mark-up
Using the Word tool bar select open and follow route to desired document.
2. Selecting the highlighter
On the tool bar select the highlighter icon as circled below.
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Highlighter.png

3. Highlighting text
When highlighter is selected drag across the text you wish to highlight. Different colors can be selected by using the drop down menu (upside down triangle) next to the highlighter icon.
4. Selecting the add comment feature
First select the Review tab on the tool bar as circled below.
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Select the text you wish to comment on by placing your cursor within the word you wish to comment on or by highlighting a passage you wish to comment on. Next select the New Comment icon on the tool bar as circled below.
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5. Writing the Comment
When the text has been selected and you have clicked the comment icon a box will appear to the right of your document. You can type directly into this box. Below is an example of this. You can customize your comments by titling them, changing the color and font, etc.
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SAVE THIS TO YOUR U DRIVE AND UPLOAD ON TO YOUR VIRTUAL NOTEBOOK





After reading about the Albany Plan of Union, analyze this cartoon that Benjamin Franklin drew.
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To anaylze, open the document below and complete an I see/It means:


Directions
I See
It Means*
  • Record as many details as possible that provide clues to the illustration, cartoon, photo or artifact

  • The details must be observable and can include text
For each detail
  • Describe the action taking place
  • Generate inferences or predictions


Consider the following:
  • What roles does this detail play?
  • Why is it important?
  • What is its purpose?
  • What does this detail mean or represent?
  • What is it a symbol of?
  • Explain how the words in the cartoon clarify the symbols
Summary/Analysis
Write a brief response to the questions: What do all the details add up to? What is the meaning of this illustration, photo, or cartoon? Explain the message of the cartoon.
  • Background knowledge can be brought in here
  • Use key terms/key people whenever possible

Analysis
  • What is the POV of the artist, cartoonist, etc.
  • What special interest groups would agree/disagree with the cartoon’s message? Why?







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Summary Activity


We have now previewed and anaylzed parts of Chapter 3 - Life in the Colonies. You are going to answer the following question:

What was life like in the colonies?

To answer this, use the Content Brainstorming handout you completed at the beginning of the chapter. Include:
- key terms
- key people
- headings
- subheadings
- your comments, questions, connections

You will generate this summary list in a Wordle.


Here is an example of how we changed the appearance of the original Declaration of Independence Wordle:

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  • Follow the directions below to create your Wordle and to transport your Wordle to your wikispace virtual notebook:

Task
Directions
Go to Wordle Website
Select the following link www.wordle.net

Select Create from the top of the webpage
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Inserting text
Before continuing, copy the text of the article you will be using as your text. Then, in Wordle, once you have selected create, on the next screen (see below) you can paste the text that you wish to use for creating the Wordle. The first option on the page allows you to paste in your text. Once your text has been pasted into the box select the "go" icon, which will create your Wordle, which you can then manipulate.
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Manipulating your Wordle
Once you have hit "go" the Wordle will automatically be created. In the example below we used the Declaration of Independence.

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Using the toolbar (shown below) at the top of your Wordle you can edit the appearance of your Wordle. You can use different fonts, different orientations and different color schemes.

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Here is an example of how we changed the appearance of the original Declaration of Independence Wordle:

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  • To get the Wordle into your wikispace you need to take a screenshot of the Wordle. Here are links that give you directions for how to take a screenshot depending on your operating system: Windows Screenshot Mac -OS-X Screenshot




OR

You can use the same text to create a word cloud in a program called Tagxedo