Students will finish presenting song/poem assignments and will be handed grade checks. Then students will be given a review over the restrictions of Puritan society in the 1600’s. (Ask Check for Understanding Questions)
They will then be explained that today they are going to look more closely at how the Puritans established their colony and how American society began to rebel and create a more just law for our country.
Independent Study (15-20 minutes)
Students will be instructed to get a Language of Literature textbook from the back of the room and turn to page 142. As students are doing this, the teacher will pass out a Venn diagram worksheet.
“This timeline shows major dates and events in the struggle that led to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the creation of a federal government under the Constitution.” The teacher will instruct students that they are to use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast the events from the 1600’s through the 1700’s. In the middle section of the Venn diagram, students are to place common issues that are constant throughout both the 1600’s and 1700’s.