Unit 4 Opener : Making A New Nation

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Unit 4 Opener : Making A New Nation

  1. 1. Unit 4: Making a New Nation
  2. 2. Why do we study history?
  3. 3. Why do we study history? <ul><li>to understand that present circumstances are results of someone’s conscious decisions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we study history? <ul><li>to understand that present circumstances are results of someone’s conscious decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>learn about the past in order to make more responsible decisions about our future. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is “history”?
  6. 6. What is “history”? <ul><li>stories of what happened. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is “history”? <ul><li>stories of what happened. </li></ul><ul><li>different groups of people have different stories, or perspectives (points of view ), about what had happened in the past. </li></ul>
  8. 8. So what do you think “Making a New Nation” will be about?
  9. 9. So what do you think “Making a New Nation” will be about? <ul><li>We will learn about how this country, the United States of America, came to be. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some questions we will explore:
  11. 11. Some questions we will explore: <ul><li>What is “America”? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some questions we will explore: <ul><li>What is “America”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was here before the Europeans came? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some questions we will explore: <ul><li>What is “America”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was here before the Europeans came? </li></ul><ul><li>What are colonies? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some questions we will explore: <ul><li>What is “America”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was here before the Europeans came? </li></ul><ul><li>What are colonies? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did colonists want to be independent from England? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Some questions we will explore: <ul><li>What is “America”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was here before the Europeans came? </li></ul><ul><li>What are colonies? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did colonists want to be independent from England? </li></ul><ul><li>Who made the first rules and laws of this country? </li></ul>
  16. 16. We will learn about:
  17. 17. We will learn about: <ul><li>War of Independence (American Revolution) </li></ul>
  18. 18. We will learn about: <ul><li>War of Independence (American Revolution). </li></ul><ul><li>Causes of the War. </li></ul>
  19. 19. We will learn about: <ul><li>War of Independence (American Revolution). </li></ul><ul><li>Causes of the War. </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of the War on different people at the time. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Let’s hear a read aloud story… <ul><li>Keep in mind the focus questions. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll do a handing off discussion afterwards. </li></ul>
  21. 21. What are some concepts/ ideas you have about the start of this nation?
  22. 22. What are some questions you have about the making of this nation?
  23. 23. Upcoming activities: <ul><li>Make a timeline. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Upcoming activities: <ul><li>Make a timeline. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a map of the original 13 colonies of the United States of America. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Upcoming activities: <ul><li>Make a timeline. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a map of the original 13 colonies of the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a simulation activity to understand the causes of the American Revolution. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Upcoming activities: <ul><li>Make a timeline. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a map of the original 13 colonies of the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a simulation activity to understand the causes of the American Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a 3-D model of the branches of our government. </li></ul>

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