Chapter 4 Section 1 - The Road to Revolution
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Enduring Themes for the Year:
The rights and responsibilities of the government and citizens
The relationship between compromise and conflict

Themes for Chapter 4
  • Revolutions are caused by social, economic, and political inequalities.
  • Revolutions have outcomes that affect both the local and global communities.

- rough draft




Poll: Who started the Boston Massacre?
Vote using your cell phone!





Mission US Game: For Crown of Colony?

Do now: do you think the victims of the Boston Massacre were innocent, why or why not?

Directions:

Click on "not yet registered? player"

Player Registration - Use your malden user name and password

username



clear form |

password



reenter password


How did you learn about Mission US?




reminder question


Why are you playing Mission US?
your answer


History class

  • Play the game to find out what really happened at the Boston Massacre

As you play the game, keep track of th
e characters you meet on the chart below:



Writing Prompt
This is the final activity for the Mission: US game. Open the document below and respond to ONE of the writing prompts. Write this in your virtual notebook. This will count as a test grade.


Summarize the outcome of your game - HOMEWORK
In the Mission: US video game, there are 12 possible outcomes among three different characters you must chose to go with at the end of the game after you have gi
ven your deposition about witnessing the Boston Massacre. Describe your outcome. Write this on the bottom of your character chart.
  • Which of the three final characters did you chose to go with: Royce, Constance, or Solomon? Why?
  • What were your results? Describe what happened to you and any other choices you may have been able to make with Royce, Constance or Solomon
  • Was your outcome good or bad? Explain. What was your reaction to the ending you picked?
  • What did you think about the Mission: US game you played? Write your thoughts on using games like this in school. Did you enjoy learning this way? What did you learn?

The Boston Massacre

taken from the Road to Revolution wiki

Do Now:
What is bias? Why does it matter when studying history? What tricks do we need in order to determine bias?

Bias in Primary Sources - Drawings


On a piece of paper draw the picture below:


revere_massacre_fullres.jpg


When you are told, stop drawing. Share your pictures with a partner. On the back of your paper, answer the following questions:
1). Where did you start your drawing? Why?
2). What details did you notice in this picture through trying to draw them yourself?
3). How does this compare to an "I see/It means" activity? What is similar and different?
4). Identify bias in this picture.
5). Which do you prefer: drawing an historical picture or summarizing in words what you see? Why?

Bias in Pictures - Comparison
Look at this picture of the Boston Massacre:

BostonMassacre_byAlonzoChappel1878.png


Compare Paul Revere's engraving to Alonzo Chappel's lithograph of the Boston Massacre by answering these questions for each.
  1. What time of the day does it look like this event is occurring?
  2. Describe the actions of the British soldiers to the right of the picture, what are they doing?
  3. Describe the crowd to the left of the picture, what is happening to them?
  4. Identify Captain Preston and describe what he appears to be doing
  5. What could be the reason for these two very different pictures?
  6. If you looked at this picture how would you describe the events of the 5th of March?
  7. Do you believe this picture depicts a massacre? Why/why not?
  8. List examples of bias in this picture.

Share with a partner. Change and revise your answers as necessary in a different color.









Wordles on Boston Massacre


MassObit.jpg external image 300px-Boston_massacre2.gif


You are going to create two Wordles, or visual word clouds, based on two primary source documents. One reading is from the Boston Gazette, and the other reading is the account of the story by Captain Thomas Preston.

DIRECTIONS
  1. Go to this link Massacre Report from the Boston Gazette, 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. To do this, following the directions below:
  • **
  • To capture a snip
      1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button
        Picture of the Start button
        Picture of the Start button
        , clicking
        All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
      2. 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 Start button
        Picture of the Start button
        Picture of the Start button
        , clicking
        All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
      2. After you open Snipping Tool, press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
      3. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN.
      4. 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.

7. You will upload this picture to your wikispace page.
8. Once it is put on your page, underneath list the biggest words you see in your Wordle. What story do these words tell us? Who is blamed for starting the massacre, according to this source? What is the bias of this source: for the British or the colonists?

NOW, REPEAT! BUT WITH A DIFFERENT READING
  1. Go to this link Captain Preston's Account, 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.
  8. Once it is put on your page, underneath list the biggest words you see in your Wordle. W
    hat story do these words tell us? Who is blamed for starting the massacre, according to this source? What is the bias of this source: for the British or the colonists?



Summarize your reasoning on your wikispace page.




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

Select Create from the top of the webpage
Wordle_header.PNG
Wordle_header.PNG

Inserting text
Once you have selected create it will bring you to a new page where you can paste the text that you wish to use for creating the wordle. The first option on the page allows you to paste your selected text in which will allow you to create your wordle. Once your text has been pasted into the box select the "go" icon
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wordle_pasting_text.PNG

Manipulating your wordle
Once you have hit "go" the wordle will automatically be created. In the example below I used the declaration of independence.
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wordle_dec.PNG

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 I changed the appearance of the above wordle
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wordle_dec_new.PNG


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