Hello Everyone and welcome to 9th grade History. This semester we will be studying the French Indian war. The overall lesson plan for the next four weeks is based on the beginnings of the French Indian war, specifically covering the area known to George Washington as the Ohio Country. Western Pennsylvania was a large part of the Ohio Country and we will be studying just how the three nations came together here and initiated a war which has been referred to as the first real world war.
The Ohio country was claimed by three nations, the britishamericans, the frenchcanadians and of course, the American Indians known as the Iroquios nation.
Week One - Journal Entry – This picture by John Buxton is entitled "Domain of the Three Nations'. For this assignment, you are to examine the painting and tell me in 100 – 200 words what you see in this picture. Example - Who is represented in this painting and who are they represetned? This writing is not being judged for grammar.
This week, you will be viewing several chapters of the video, ‘The War That Made America’. I believe that you will enjoy this video and the accompanying book.
You will be reading Chapters One two and three from your textbook.
Discussion questions – please remember that I am not looking for grammar here but I am requiring an initial posting of 200 – 250 words. If you answer the question first on your word processing application, you may have access to a word count function which will help you to keep track of your progress. Please refer to the rubric for more information.
Please choose one of the following for your main assignment. Please note that there is a five paragraph (200-250 word) requirement listed for each assignment.
Discussion Question<br />Each of the Three Nations believed in their right to the land. Who do you believe were the rightful owners of the land? You are free to be contrarian here if you so choose. (200-250 words)<br />Review two other student answers and give them feedback on their threads. (30-75 words)<br />Reply to at least two of the students who have replied to you. (30-75 words)<br />
Main Assignment<br />Design a Graphic for T-shirt for your ‘Team’. Explain your design choices and reasons for those choices in a five paragraph paper and include T-shirt graphic<br />Write a five-paragraph paper taking a different side from your choice in the discussion question and justifying your reasons for wanting the land of the Ohio Country. <br />Social Protest is as old as our country – Example: The Boston Tea Party. You want to protest against the nations striving to take control of your country and take to the streets of your town to express your views. Design 3-5 protest posters and write five paragraphs explaining the philosophy behind the sign. <br />You have the option of contacting me if you have another idea which you would like to propose as an assignment. Please be able to justify your request. <br />
Vocabulary Terms<br />Please follow the link on the main page to access the vocabulary terms.<br />Or<br />Go to Quizlet.com <br />Search for the flashcard set: ‘Beginnings of the French Indian War’ by EDUCCapstone.<br />These are the terms for this course. <br />
Extra Credit<br />You have the option of extra credit. <br />You can choose another of the main assignments (one which you did not complete) and do it for extra credit. This extra credit can be worth up to 25 points.<br />
Why we use the term “Indians” and not “Native Americans”<br /> We use the term “Indians” in class because according to a 1995 US Census Bureau set of home interviews, most of the respondents with an expressed preference refer to themselves as American Indians or Indians.<br />
Ready to Go!<br />Jump on in – there’s no time like the present to<br />get started!<br />