Dear Parents/Guardians of West Seneca:"I shall strive to create a positive supportive learning environment and educational experience for all students and pledge to respect each of my students as a unique person, not a test score."Sincerely,Mr. Paul M. Glieco
WEEKLY LESSON PLANS
January 14th - January 18th2018
Monday, January 14th,2019:
Students will analyze documents, view historical videos segments and read in History Alive about key events that caused tension between the colonists and Britain that eventually led to the American Revolution.
Students will read and complete a graphic organizer about the following Acts: Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Quartering Act. From 1763 to 1765 British Parliament and King George passed three laws that affected the colonists.
Next, students will complete an argument for and against each of the laws (see graphic organizer below with answers)
Tuesday, January 15th - Thursday, January 17th, 2019:
Students will complete reading about the Townshend Acts from History Alive and reading notes based on the following questions:
- What were the Townshend Acts? Why did Parliament pass them?
- Create a drawing or political cartoon to show how the colonists, including Loyalists, reacted to the Townshend Acts. Make sure your illustration shows the influence of colonial women during this action.
- Explain why Lord North decided to repeal the Townshend Acts in 1770. Then sketch the one item that was left out of the repeal.
Students will then analyze "The Boston Massacre” engraving by Paul Revere and answer CRQś. Next, students will view segments of the Boston Massacre and colonist response from the HBO mini-series John Adams.
Friday, January 18th, 2019:
What are we studying?
Our curriculum is based on the social studies framework set by the state of New York. 7th grade is the first half of a two-year course in American history. Our goal is to get from Native Americans and the European exploration and colonization through to the causes of the Civil War.