DUAL Collinwood: “Revolutionary Mothers” Reading Assignment

This will be due Mon. Sept 25

Below are the two excerpts from “Revolution Mothers.” To get us kind of loosened up and in writing mode, I decided to forego the standard questions and instead give you a brief prompt. Use this as a starting point for giving me your impression of the chapter. Your response should be approximately 1-written page.

revolutionary mothers ch. 4

My impression of this chapter was that I can’t think of many instances where a group of people more deserving of compassion where treated with such disdain. Agree? Disagree? Your thoughts?

revolutionary mothers ch. 9

Describe the ways that women were able to aid the Patriot (and Loyalist for that matter) causes during the American Revolution. Who among these women stood out to you? How did being a women serve as an asset?


Collinwood: Salem Reading Assignment

Approximately 1pg. (400-500 words typed)

Roughly the first 2/3 of the assignment should be sumarizing what you had to read about Salem. Focus on the causes of the hysteria, the accused and accusers, etc. The last 1/3 of the assignment needs to be a reflection on these questions.

  1. What are the lessons that we take away from the Salem trials?
  2. Does this fear and desire to punish exist in any form today? Is this still a part of our makeup?

Collinwood: quiz 1 writing part


slace trader conscience

NOTE: I have assigned these two documents for a number of years. They help me get something across to my students that is essential to getting value from history. The past isn’t laws, terms, lists, and trivia about the past. History is people. History is emotion. History is attaching meaning to the lives or real men and women. To make that connection, you have to hear their voices.

“In the specific is the universal.” Hearing about the joys and suffering from the past makes it relatable. It helps us understand what live was.

Topics of the middle passage and slavery are not new to you. What I want to know is how these two stories HUMANIZE your understanding of these events.