||ASSIGNMENT 204-A - Read “Why Americans Have Government” pages 21-23 (CLICK HERE). Follow the
instructions and choose ONE of the following assessments.
ESSAY - Minimum ¾ page, maximum 1 ½ pages in 3-paragraph format.
Explain the difference between REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY and DIRECT DEMOCRACY. Give an
example of each, plus identify one strength and one weakness of each. Essay must be Minimum ¾ page,
maximum 1 ½ pages in three paragraph form.
CHART – Compare REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY and DIRECT DEMOCRACY using the chart 204-A
ARTWORK – There is a famous painting by American artist Norman Rockwell called “Freedom of Speech”.
CLICK HERE to see it.. Make your own drawing of a town meeting.
||ASSIGNMENT 202-C - Read pages 184-187, packet 202 (click HERE), then choose ONE the following
ESSAY - You are chosen to MEDIATE (act as a referee) the disagreements between the British government
and the American Continental Congress.
• Give three solutions that you believe will end the growing conflict.
• Explain what each solution would accomplish.
CHART – (click HERE for the chart). An old AXIOM (saying) states that “for every action, there is an equal
and opposite reaction”. Fill in the chart with 5 “actions” by the British, and 5 “reactions” by the Americans.
ART-SMART – (click HERE for the picture). Identify four “happenings” in the picture that relate to the
reading for this assignment. Be sure that you explain what is going on in each happening.
||ASSIGNMENT 202-B - Read pages 178-181 in Reading Packet 202 (click HERE), then choose ONE the
ESSAY - (Minimum ¾ page, maximum 1½ pages.) Please answer the following question using complete
sentences, Minimum ¾ page, maximum 1 ½ pages.
From the point of view of an American colonist during the 1700’s, which two of the acts or taxes were the
most outrageous? Why?
TIMELINE - Create (or download "202-B.Timeline HERE) a timeline of events from the reading. Be sure to
include 8 acts and/or events that you believe are important from 1763-1775.
ARTWORK – We’ve seen the famous artwork by Paul Revere and others depicting the Boston Massacre & the
Boston Tea Party (click HERE to see it again). Make a masterpiece of your own! I am not looking to compare
your work to theirs; I simply want to see how you, in 2009, view ONE of these events.
||ASSIGNMENT 202-A - Read pages 175-177, packet 202 (Click HERE), then choose one of the following
ESSAY – (Minimum ¾ page, maximum 1½ pages.) Based on your reading, please choose the statement below
that you most agree with. Be sure to explain WHY you chose that statement.
“It is only fair that the Americans should have to pay SOME taxes, to help fund their own defense.”
“Since we (Americans) do not have the same rights as other British taxpayers, we should not be taxed.”
“You are both wrong: Americans should pay taxes, but they should have the same rights as other
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER – Fill in the British point of view, the American Point of view, and who YOU think was
correct (your p.o.v.). Download your sheet HERE
ARTWORK – As you have read, Americans were furious about the Proclamation of 1763. However Britain
insisted that this was necessary for the American’s own good. Pretend that you are the King’s poster-maker,
and create a poster explaining the Proclamation. Include at least 2 reasons why the Proc. was necessary.
||ASSIGNMENT 201-C Re-Read pages 113-118, packet 201 (click here). Choose one the following
ESSAY: Answers in essay form must use complete sentences. Minimum ¾ page, maximum 1 ½ pages.
Compare and contrast (how are they alike, how are they different) the Separatists and the Puritans; VENN DIAGRAM – Make a Venn Diagram of the Separatists (Pilgrims) and the Puritans. Use six points of
their lifestyles, their reasons for leaving England, and their communities here in Massachusetts.
comparison. Click HERE for the template.
ARTWORK – Draw a boat that you believe would be adequate for the Atlantic crossing. Passengers would
include your family, and eighty other people. Include several views (cross-sections) that explain the levels of
the ship, and a floor plan of the cabins.
||Assignment 201-B – Read pages 113-118, packet 201 (See assignment 201-A for the link
to Packet 201). Choose one the following assessments.
ESSAY - Answers in essay form must use complete sentences. Minimum 9 sentences, maximum 15 sentences:
The Europeans who settled Virginia came to North America for very different reasons than the Europeans who settled New England.
Explain these differences.
• Agree or disagree with the following statement. Be sure to give evidence when you explain your answer:
“Europeans, both in the Virginia Colony and the New England Colony, would not have survived without the help of natives”.
LIST - Imagine that you are a Native-American chief. How would you instruct your tribe to deal with the European settlers? Create six
rules that your tribe must follow. USE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
ARTWORK – As you know from class and the reading, the Pilgrims arrived completely unprepared for the New England climate. Design an
outfit for men and an outfit for women using the materials that would be available locally in 1620 (goose feathers, animal fur, objects
obtained from Wampanoags). Identify what each item is. CLICK HERE for examples of native outfits).
||Read pages 101-110, packet 201 (CLICK HERE). Then choose one of the following assessments:
ESSAY: Use complete sentences to answer the following question. Minimum 9 sentences, maximum 15
Why do you believe that the Virginia colonists made so many mistakes in Roanoke? Give specific
examples to support your opinion.
VENN DIAGRAM: Using a standard sheet of paper (8½” x 11”), create a Venn diagram comparing the
Roanoke colonies with the Jamestown settlement. You must include at least six points of comparison. CLICK
HERE for a pre-made Venn Diagram
ARTWORK: Using a standard poster, create your own artwork depicting the difficulties faced by the
Roanoke colonists, as well as what you believe happened to them. USE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES FROM THE
READING IN YOUR ARTWORK!
||For Homerooms 224, 225, & 226. Read "Challenging Columbus", then answer questions 1-10 in Map Skills.
Click HERE for the packet.
||For Homeroom 227 Only! Read "Primary Source; Columbus' Letter Announcing His Discovery" (CLICK
HERE). Then, Complete questions 1-4 PLUS the Primary Source Analysis Sheet
||Complete worksheet "The Preamble" and worksheet "Family Facts"