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    • A study of the United States to 1877© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • 1. You will need a sheet of paper and a pen. 2. A word is going to be displayed on the next slide. 3. Your task is to write as many words or phrases that come to your mind after you see the word. Ready...© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
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    • “America” evokes many images.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • These images are part of our cultural identity as Americans. Our cultural identity is the connection we have with what it means to be an American. It is also the commonalities and connections we share with other Americans.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • Ironically, what we have in common with each other is that we are uncommon. As Americans, we were founded on the ideals of embracing and celebrating differences and diversity.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • An American is not a Give me liberty, full-blooded pedigree or give me death! prize-winning show dog. An American is more of a mutt that has the influence of many different kinds of dogs.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • Our country was founded with a confluence of cultures. The point where several rivers merge is called a confluence.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • American culture is like a confluence of several rivers. These different rivers-or people- merge into one country.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We come from such different ancestry and backgrounds and yet still embrace the same... freedoms. opportunity. land. government.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • How is it that we are so diverse... yet so united?© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • To answer this question and understand American culture, we need to go back about 350 years and analyze why people would get into a boat and risk their lives for a better life.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We need to analyze the reasons our Founding Fathers were willing to fight a seemingly winless revolution.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We need to examine the structure and principles of the government our forefathers created in the Constitution.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We need to look inside the minds of the early presidents and understand the decisions they made.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We need to discover the adventurous spirit that pushed certain individuals to get in a covered wagon and face the unknown in the wild and wooly west.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We need to examine what would tear our country apart and make brother fight against brother.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • To understand modern-day America, and to understand what it really means to be an American, we must understand our heritage. Our goal this year is to learn about our unique heritage by studying the following units:© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • Colonization American Revolution Forging a New Government A Changing Nation Civil War and Reconstruction Geography Skills© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • We will use a tool to help organize information and focus on what is most important. This tool is called a...© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • American French and Indian War Essential Questions: Revolution British taxation policies Boston Tea Party “No taxation without representation!” 1776 1. In what ways were both Declaration of Independence Common Sense the Americans and British responsible for the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress Boston Massacre American Revolution? unalienable rights Minutemen 2. What political, Thomas Jefferson Lexington and Concord economic, and social factors led to the Benjamin Franklin Trenton/ Princeton American Revolution? George Washington self-determination Yorktown 3. How did self- Marquis de Lafayette determination impact the Saratog a outcome of the American Cornwallis Revolution? revolution of ideas conflict and resolution Valley Forge Paul Revere Samuel Adams Bunker Hill Thomas Paine Treaties of Patrick Henry Paris (1763, 1783) John Adams A desire for self- George III determination and/or political This is a and economic change is at the core of most revolutions. Let’s look at the megaspore parts.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • American French and Indian War Essential Questions: Revolution British taxation policies Boston Tea Party “No taxation without representation!” 1776 1. In what ways were both Declaration of Independence Common Sense the Americans and British responsible for the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress Boston Massacre American Revolution? unalienable rights Every unit has one or two Enduring and Concord Lexington Understandings and social Minutemen 2. What political, Thomas Jefferson economic, (EU’s). These are the BIG ideas we want you to Revolution? factors led to the Benjamin Franklin Trenton/ Princeton American remember.Washington George Everything we do is leading to one or more self-determination Yorktown 3. How did self- of the EU’s . Marquis de Lafayette Saratog a determination impact the outcome of the American Cornwallis Revolution? revolution of ideas conflict and resolution Valley Forge Paul Revere Samuel Adams Bunker Hill Thomas Paine Treaties of Patrick Henry Paris (1763, 1783) John Adams A desire for self- George III determination and/or political and economic change is at the core of most revolutions.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • American French and Indian War Essential Questions: Revolution British taxation policies Boston Tea Party “No taxation without representation!” 1776 1. In what ways were both Declaration of Independence Common Sense the Americans and British responsible for the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress Boston Massacre American Revolution? unalienable rights Minutemen 2. What political, There are also 3 or 4 Essential Thomas Jefferson Lexington and Concord economic, and social factors led to the Questions (EQs) in each unit. Benjamin Franklin Trenton/ Princeton American Revolution? George Washington These will lead you to the self-determination Yorktown 3. How did self- Marquis de Lafayette determination impact the Saratog Enduring Understandings. Cornwallis a outcome of the American Revolution? revolution of ideas Valley Forge conflict and resolution Paul Revere Samuel Adams Bunker Hill Thomas Paine Treaties of Patrick Henry Paris (1763, 1783) John Adams A desire for self- George III determination and/or political and economic change is at the core of most revolutions.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • American French and Indian War Essential Questions: Revolution British taxation policies Boston Tea Party “No taxation without representation!” 1776 1. In what ways were both Declaration of Independence Common Sense the Americans and British responsible for the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress Boston Massacre American Revolution? unalienable rights Minutemen 2. What political, Thomas Jefferson Lexington and Concord economic, and social factors led to the Benjamin Franklin Trenton/ Princeton American Revolution? George Washington self-determination Yorktown 3. How did self- Marquis de Lafayette determination impact the Saratog a outcome of the American Cornwallis Revolution? revolution of ideas conflict and resolution Valley Forge Paul Revere Samuel Adams Bunker Hill Thomas Paine Treaties of Patrick Henry Paris (1763, 1783) The John Adams information in Athe for self- desire middle and outer circles are the conceptsand economicand/or political that are the building and details George III determination change is at blocks to answering the Essential Questions and the core of most revolutions. grasping the Enduring Understandings.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX
    • So be prepared for an active year in U.S. history as we celebrate our national heritage.© Plano ISD, Plano, TX