Year Two: Revolution And The New Nation - Academic Year
The resistance to English rule and the formation of the new nation state will be the focus of year two. Questions to be addressed will include:
- What did the Declaration of Independence declare and the Constitution create?
- What British policies led to the revolt of the North American colonies?
- How do myth and reality combine to form historical perspectives?
- What was the Whiskey Rebellion and why was it important?
- How and why did issues such as slavery, individual rights, the power of states and the nature of federalism and republicanism divide Americans?
- What ideas beliefs and values emerged from the revolution and the Constitutional Period to create a national culture?
- How well did the new republic function both domestically and in the international sphere?
THE HISTORICAL THINKING SKILLS TO BE INTRODUCED AND INCORPORATED IN PEDAGOGICAL INSTRUCTION:
1. Multiple Perspectives
2. Text, Subtext, Context
3. Chronology and Causation
4. Change Over Time
5. Historical Significance
6. Historical Empathy
TEACHERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
1. Completing the assigned reading for each study session PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION
2. Incorporating the pedagogy of historical thinking into existing lesson and unit plans
3. Posting reflective comments concerning the addition of historical thinking to their lessons on the website
4. Creating a 4 - 5 minute digital story for use in the classroom
5. Committing to the program for the length of the academic year by completing a Memorandum of Agreement.