Here’s a little video to help you. Pay close attention to the following minutes: 0:00-3:39 (Information on the different cultural groups/divisions in Spanish empire), 5:26-7:16 (How Napoleon played a role in Mexico’s independence movement) and 8:00-end (Simon Bolivar and the effects of the revolutions: did they actually change anything?)
Here is a link to the famous speech by Frederick Douglass that we will be discussing today. As you read, think about our discussion questions. Also, put this speech in the context of the historical period in which it was given. What issues were facing Frederick Douglass, slaves, abolitionists, and the nation in July of 1852? How might Douglass’ speech be seen as a bold statement both in his era and in ours?
You do not need to read past “INTERNAL SLAVE TRADE,” although it is very interesting so feel free to keep going if you have time!
We are pretty short on time this week, so you will need to complete your Cornell Notes on Chapter 8, sections 2 and 3 BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S CLASS. Bring your completed sheet to class. The easiest way to do this is to complete it while listening to my video–I explain everything you need!
View the two videos below (I ran out of time in the first one so the second is VERY short!). Pay close attention to each reformer and their INFLUENCE upon American culture. Which person do you believe has the MOST influence? Whom do you think has the LEAST? Go through your textbook Chapters 10-11 and back up your opinion with specific data and facts!
On TUESDAY, we’ll get into teams and you’ll need to RANK these people from most influential to least influential. It might be helpful to get notes down on each person so that you have a good set of basic data to help you make your decision.
Here are the reformers/leaders/movements we’ll discuss in class:
Charles Grandison Finney, Ann Lee and the Shakers, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Robert Owen and New Harmony, the artists of the Hudson River School, the Temperance movement, Thomas Galludet, Dorothea Dix, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Mellville, Walt Whitman, Horace Mann
I don’t have to tell you that this is a BIG unit. There are so many important changes happening in this era: political, social, intellectual, and economic. We’re going to take a little longer on this unit due to its size, yet it is more important than ever to stay on top of the reading. Saving this for the end of the unit almost always results in a disastrous performance on the exam. Be sure to utilize seminar help and if needed make appointments for after school review, too.
You already know that the scientists and philosophers in the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment relied upon the printing press and the written word to get their ideas out. This is why Diderot’s “Encyclopedie” was banned, why Copernicus did not reveal his studies until the end of his life, and why John Locke’s “Two Treatises on Government” was so influential in the American Revolution.
What if these people communicated like we do…through our phones?
Your task is to take your assigned personality from Chapter 1 or 5 and create a Twitter profile that takes their IDEAS from their time and translates into WORDS TODAY. Who would be upset at your person, and why? What would they be “retweeting?” What was “trending” during their lifetime? What pictures would they share?
Here are the requirements:
1. All information you gather must be FROM OUR TEXTBOOK. You’re being tested on the book, NOT on Google!
2. Complete all pictures and give them appropriate captions. (There are 6)
3. Complete your profile with information in the book.
4. Complete two retweets from groups or people your person would support.
5. Fill in 7 tweets from your person, and three tweets coming from other people (they can agree or disagree!). Appropriate “twitter battles” are totally encouraged here! Who would want to argue with your person?
All pictures, tweets, and information must be accurate and school-appropriate. I am looking for how well you pull your person’s IDEAS and HISTORY into your profile.