Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Road to Revolution

So today in class I played a pretty cruel trick on the 8th graders.  Today I showed them a fake letter saying they were going to be required to pay more for lunches, activities, and school supplies.  Additionally they were going to have to wear school uniforms and pay for use of the school phone.  Even worse, it would cost them to carry their cell phones around or wear the clothes that they want!'

Now obviously I did this for a reason.  I wanted students to feel the anger and frustration of the American colonists prior to the Revolution.  Kids today wanted to yell, protest, and rebel, just like some of their ancestors.  We began to discuss the reading in class today and will finish tomorrow.  You can check it out below:


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