Period 3 – U.S. History Honors (1-13-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Topic:

Unit #1: A Nation is Born (Day #7 of 7)

Chapter 1: Creating a Nation (Beginnings to 1789)

Section 2: Dissent & Independence (Day #2 of 3)

Teaching Objective:

Students will understand that the colonists we have been studying will become frustrated with British policies and limited rights and that this desire to become free will be inspired by the Great Awakening and Enlightenment.


Mercantilism, John LockeEnlightenment, Great Awakening, Customs Duty (A.K.A. – Tariff), Stamp Act, Townshend ActsCommittee of Correspondence, Intolerable Acts,  Minutemen, Battle of Lexington & Concord, George Washington, Declaration of Independence, Battle of Yorktown (Last Major Battle)


Task #1 – Quick trip to the library to pick up our textbooks. You will not need to bring your textbooks every day to class. You will need to bring them on occassion, but I will always let you know a day in advance.

Task #2 – Quick Quiz on yesterday’s material

Task #3 – Quick re-introduction to and the many features that it has.

Task #4 – We are going to pick up where we left off with Task #4 yesterday.


Today we have a lot to tackle. The way we are going to be able to get through this is to hit the main points and make sure we know the Person/Event/ Concept and its significance.  You will need one piece of paper for today’s material. We will go through each of the people/events/ or concepts below in order. For each, please write town the term, we will watch the brief videos, then list the significance (AKA why we should care).


YouTube Video – The Stamp Act is Implemented

townshend act

YouTube Video – The Townshend Acts

intolerable acts 2

YouTube Video – The Intolerable Acts


YouTube Video – The Battles of Lexington & Concord (In Legos)

Ticket out the Door:

Question “Why are so few individuals taking the time to vote online?”

Student Responses – *pending*


Make sure to review the material from class today for a quiz tomorrow.

Make sure you start on your writing assignment that is now due tomorrow (Wednesday 1-14-2015).