7th-8th History – January 15-19

8/10/09

WHEN WASHINGTON WAS A FARMER

Boston Massacre & Tea Party

Sam Adams; Lexington & Concord

 

Day 1 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 112-132;  On the Road to Independence, ch. 35, pgs. 438-442.

Who is responsible for starting the Industrial Revolution?  Discuss the colonists’ frustration with the Stamp Act.  What statement made by Patrick Henry was thought to be treasonous?  What was the Townsend Act?  Why was it repealed and replaced with a tea tax?

Day 2 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 133-153;  On the Road to Independence, ch. 35, pgs. 442-448.

Day 3 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 154-167.  On the Road to Independence, ch. 36, pgs. 451-468.

Why did John Paul Jones come to America?  Who spread the story of the Boston Massacre?  Who defended the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre?

Day 4 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 168-180;  On the Road to Independence, ch. 37, pgs. 471-490.

On what day did the American Revolution begin?  What was the first act of the New Continental Congress?  What did Ethan Allen say when he demanded the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga?

What is a “just war” What evidence is there that the American Revolution was a “just war”?

 Recitation – “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 This day in history –

Jan. 17, 1604 – King James I appointed 54 scholars to produce a new translation of the Bible.

 

WHEN WASHINGTON WAS A SOLDIER

1756-1763 & SEVEN YEARS WAR

Week 17

Day 1 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 63-74.

Day 2 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 75-89.

What rumor started the French and Indian War?

 Day 3 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 90-100.

Day 4 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 101-110.

How did the bloody Seven Years’ War end?  How did the Treaty of 1763 affect North America?

RECITATION – “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This week in history – Jan. 8, 1642 – Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Italy. January 11, 1817 – Timothy Dwight, grandson of Jonathan Edwards and president of Yale College, died.

 

WHEN GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS BORN – Week 16

 

Day 1 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. ix – 18.

Day 2 -Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 19-34.

Day 3 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 35-48.

 Day 4 – Read George Washington’s World, pgs. 49-62.

What differences did Voltaire observe between life in France and life in England?  What were the two Houses of Parliament and which was the most powerful?  What was the main reason the American colonists were discontent with the Acts of Trade?

RECITATION “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This day in history – January 1, 1735, American patriot and master silversmith Paul Revere was born.

 

THE FRENCH & INDIAN WARS

– Week 15

 

Day 1 – Read US History for Christian Schools, pgs. 92-96 (if you have it; the 3rd-6th students are using it), attached; “Bullet-Proof George Washington,” introduction; On the Road to Independence, ch. 33, pgs. 401-418.

Day 2 – Read “Bullet-Proof George Washington,” ch. 1,2,& 3.

Day 3 – Read “Bullet-Proof George Washington,” ch. 4 & 5.

Day 4 – Read “Bullet-Proof George Washinton,” ch. 6,7,8.

STUDY FOR TEST

RECITATION – “God’s Glory,” by Jonathan Edwards.

Recommended Reading – History of US vol. 3, pgs. 21-35; Child’s Story of America, pgs. 67-72.

 This week in history – December 8, 1776 – George Washington’s retreating army in the American Revolution crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

     

Merry Christmas!

 

COLONIAL TRADING

“Mercantilism”

  Week 14

 

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. I, pgs. 103- 106, attached.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. I, pgs. 107-110, attached.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. I, pgs. 110-116 (up to 2. Impact on Colonies.), attached.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. I, pgs. 116-119, attached.

RECITATION – “God’s Glory,” by Jonathan Edwards

This week in history: November 28, 1520, Portugese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

THE GREAT AWAKENING

George Whitefield

Day 1 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, 147-176.

What were the lasting effects of the Great Awakening on the Colonies?

Day 2 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 177-203.

Day 3 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 205-229.

Day 4 -Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 231-266.

RECITATION – “God’s Glory” by Jonathan Edwards.

This week in history – November 17, 1800 – After meeting in Philadelphia, York and Lancaster, PA; Princeton, NJ, Baltimore and Annapolis, MD., New York City, and again in Philadelphia, the Congress of the United States held its first session in Washington, D.C.

 

THE GREAT AWAKENING

Jonathan Edwards

 

Day 1 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 21-53; On the Road to Independence, ch. 31, pgs. 371-386.

What were the reasons for the spiritual deadness in the Colonies, prior to the Great Awakening?  At whose doorstep did Whitefield lay the blame?  What happened in 1734 that so shook the bedrock of Christian life in America?  What does revival mean?

Day 2 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 53-81; “100 Greatest Events in Church History,” attached.

Day 3 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 83-113; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” first half.

Day 4 – Read Forgotten Founding Father, pgs. 115-146; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” second half.

RECITATION – “God’s Glory” by Jonathan Edwards.

Supplemental Recommended Reading – Child’s Story of America, pgs. 55-60; US History for Christian Schools, 77-82. Jonathan and Sarah an Uncommon Union, E. Gerstner.

 

This day in history – November  5, 1782 – The Continental congress elected John Hanson of Maryland its chairman, giving him the title of “President of the United States in Congress Assembled.”

 

13 COLONIES

Southern Colonies Week 11

 

Day 1 -Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 28, pgs. 333-346; Sweet Land of Liberty, pgs. 291-296.

Day 2 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 29, pgs. 347-358; Sweet Land of Liberty, pgs. 297-302.

Day 3 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 30, pgs. 359-370; Sweet Land of Liberty, pgs. 337-349.

Day 4 – Read Sweet Land of Liberty, pgs. 350-356.  Identify the Southern Colonies on the map, including the date of their charter.

RECITATION -“God’s Glory” by Jonathan Edwards

 This day in history – November 1, 1800 – John Adams moved into the White House, becoming the first President to reside there. November 2, 1734 – Frontiersman, explorer, and militia officer Daniel Boone was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

 

13 COLONIES

Northern Colonies & Middle Colonies

Week 10

Day 1 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 24, pgs. 271-288.

Day 2 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 25, pgs.  289-304.

Day 3 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 26, pgs. 305-320.

Day 4 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 27, pgs. 321-332.

Identify colonies on NE map & Mid-Atlantic map.  Include the year     each colony received its charter.

RECITATION -“Five Kernels of Corn,” by Hezekiah Butterworth

This day in history – October 27, 1746 – Scottish Presbyterian pastor and theologian William Tennent obtained a charter for the College of New Jersey – later to be called Princeton University.

 

SALEM WITCH TRIALS

Week 9

Be sure to have “Five Kernels of Corn” memorized by Friday afternoon, as we will recite it at the Thanksgiving Feast.

Day 1 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch. 23, pgs. 258-263.

Day 2 – Read Building a City on a Hill, ch.23, pgs. 264-269.

How does what really happened at Salem square with the contemporary stereotypical opinions of what happened there?  How were the witch trials stopped?

Day 3 – Read Sweet Land of Liberty, ch. XXV, pgs. 303-317.

How can you account for the very different accounts in these two books?

Day 4 – Again, read Cotton Mather’s side of the story in his Magnalia Christi Americana, attached, starting at “Life of William Phips.”

RECITATION – ““Five Kernels of Corn”, by Hezekiah Butterworth

This day in history, October 19, 1781 – General Cornwallis surrendered his eight thousand British troops at Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.