Monday, October 27, 2014

Review for Unit Test

The American Revolution:

The Purpose of Government:

Triangular Trade:

Declaration of Independence:

8th Grade Political Principles:  (within the system, outside the system, etc)

The Enlightenment:

The Road to Revolution Gallery Walk:


French and Indian War:

George Washington French and Indian War:

The 13 Colonies:

Map of the 13 Colonies:

Colonial Fashion:  (don't spend to much time studying this.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What is the purpose of government?

So there is hope after all!  Usually there are videos like these of people who just can't answer a simple question about their history or their government.  Today I found one of people discussing what the purpose of government really is supposed to be.  Each person has their own version of what the government should be doing and hearing these interpretations is very interesting.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Triangular Trade

For those of you having some trouble with the Triangular Trade Concepts here is another quick video on how the whole system worked.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Declaration of Independence

Some say that the Declaration of Independence was meant to be read. The following is a video that reading the entire Declaration. When read the beauty of the document can be heard and the importance felt.

Writing the Declaration of Independence

Writing and debating the declaration of independence.

The Declaration of Indepedence: It's To late to Apologize

It's to late to apologize!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Enlightenment


1.  When did the Enlightenment take place?
2. What does the word enlightenment mean?
3. What does the word reason mean?
4. Name three academic areas that were inspired during this time period.
5. What did Bacon Believe?
6. Name the three basic principles that Bacon based his studies on.
7. What did Descartes believe was needed for humanity to advance?
8. What was the Scientific Method?
9. How long had Jamestown and Plymouth existed when Newton was born?
10. When did the English Civil War take place?
11. Why did Newton leave the city and go into the countryside to work?
12. What kind of mathematics did Newton invent?
13. What was Newton inspired when the apple fell from the tree?
14. What other sciences grew during this period?
15. What tool helped biology grow?
16. What did Hooke discover?
17. What did William Harvey discover?
18. What did Linnaeus create during this period?
19. What were natural philosophers?
20. What is a philosopher?
21. What did John Locke mean when he said the consent of the governed?
22. What were John Locke’s 3 basic rights?
23. What other 4 rights did Locke also talk about in his paper?
24. What did Voltaire say was most important?
25. What did Montesquieu say was important about government?
26. What two documents were inspired by the ideas of The Enlightenment?