Chapter 4 Section 2 - Declaring Independence
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Content: Declaring Independence
1775-1776

As a revolutionary ideology grew and conflicts with Britain continued, the Second Continental Congress declared American Independence
  • Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Evacuation of Boston
  • Declaration of Independence
    • Influence of Enlightenment Thinkers





1. The Second Continental Congress notes


Read page 115 in your textbook. As you read, open and take notes in the two column notes document below.


Directions for the online book:

(www.thinkcentral.com)

- Click on "Social Studies" on left hand side

-Click on any social studies textbook

- username: gwashington201

- password: president

- Select Chapter 4 Section 2




Pair/Share

  • respond to comments, connections, questions, predictions and inference
  • revise as needed
  • generate a question based on text that you would like to pursue


Share your responses with the class


2. Battle of Bunker Hill Think Aloud with a Partner


You will work with you 1 o'clock Clock Buddy. Move to sit with your buddy, then open the document below and follow the directions.



3. Malden Declaration of Independence



  1. Go to this link Malden Declaration, then copy all of the text from the page. Close the link.
  2. Now go to Wordle
  3. Click on "Create your own."
  4. Paste the text you copied onto the empty box, then hit "GO!"
  5. You can change the colors, font, format, and layout of the Wordle. Play around with it. Directions for how to do this are at the bottom of this page
  6. Now you will save a copy of your Wordle.
  7. Upload the picture to your wikispace page.

4. The Declaration of Independence - WordSift


Objectives:
- define the Englightenment and the Great Awakening and identify several influential thinkers
- Explain the intellectual influences of the Declaration of Independence
- Analyze the Declaration of Independence for grievances
- Summarize the Declaration from the point of view of a loyalist or a patriot

We are going to spend the next few days reading the Declaration and analyzing the beliefs that influenced this document. First we are going to preview the Declaration using a a program called WordSift


Wordsift_Declaration.PNG


  1. Tag Cloud - the 50 most important words in the reading
  2. Visual Thesaurus - displays definitions, synonyms, antonyms
  3. Google image search - pictures connected to the main words
  4. Google video search on the main topics
  5. Tailored results - organize the word cloud

  • Click on "Create Workspace" and drag the 5 most important words into this space
  • Click on "make images draggable" and drag one picture for each important word into the workspace
  • Prediction: looking at the list of words, what do you think the main idea of the passage is? What will we read about in this passage?
  • Add this in your Virtual Notebooks under your "Declaring Independence" page.


USE THE SNIPPING TOOL TO CAPTURE A PICTURE OF YOUR WORK AND UPLOAD IT TO YOUR WIKISPACE PAGE.
  • To capture a snip
      1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Startbutton
Picture of the Start button
Picture of the Start button

      • || Picture of the Start button ||
, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
      1. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture a snip.
    • To capture a snip of a menu
If you want to capture a snip of a menu, such as the Start menu, follow these steps:
      1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Startbutton
Picture of the Start button
Picture of the Start button

      • || Picture of the Start button ||
, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
      1. After you open Snipping Tool, press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
      2. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN.
      3. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture the menu.
    • To save a snip
      1. Click the Save Snip button.
      2. In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the snip, choose a location to save the snip in, and then click Save.


5. COMPARE/CONTRAST

Looking at the two pictures of the Declarations on your wikispace page, list what words they have in common. How are these documents similar?
Now list what important words are different. How are they different?


6. Declaration Packet


Over the next few days we will read through the Declaration of Independence and analyze its significance to the Revolutionary War and to American history. We will use the packets below for each lesson. At the end, we will check your predictions above - did you guess the important words and ideas?






7. REVISION

You will now revise your letter and type this as a full, persuasive essay. Use the follow notes to organize your thoughts:

Now type your letter as a word document. This will be uploaded to your wikispage page or emailed to me.

How you will be graded: