Before we start, I want to make sure that we understand two causes of the Revolutionary War: the Boston Tea Party and the Intolerable Acts. We will do that by watching these four videos:
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Feel free to watch as many as you'd like here!
- Get your two topics you will discuss while walking (we will do this together as a class here).
- Create one Google Doc that the two of you will share. Share it with Mr. Solarz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call it "Frieze - (Topic 1) / (Topic 2) - (Name 1) & (Name 2)" Example: "Frieze - French & Indian War / Boston Massacre - Paul & James"
- Remind each other which of you is the loyalist and which is the patriot (based on the Google Spreadsheet).
- Research each topic well using your History Alive book and packet, until you both consider yourselves experts.
- Decide what a loyalist might think about each topic and what a patriot might think about it.
- Discuss how the conversation might sound. The topics need to be explained VERY WELL from one character to the other. The patriot should also try to convince the loyalist to consider seeing it their way. If the patriot is convincing, the loyalist should consider their point.
- Type the script on the Google Doc, so it looks something like the picture below. Here are the steps:
2. Start your script with a greeting, saying each others' names.
3. Ask each other how their job is going & answer them appropriately.
4. Start talking about one of your events, pretending that it is recent news!
5. Between the two of you, explain everything important about that event.
6. Share your opinions as patriots and loyalists.
7. The patriot needs to POLITELY try to convince the loyalist that their opinion is the correct one.
8. If the patriot's arguments are convincing, the loyalist should consider supporting declaring independence.
9. Switch to the other topic and do steps 4-8 for that one!
10. Wrap it up & say goodbye in a way that makes sense!
Once you think your script is the best you can make it, get it approved by Mr. Solarz. If you have done a solid job, you will be allowed to do the next step: find images of buildings that might have been around in Boston in 1768. We will use those images as the background of our movie. When you find those images, submit them to me below: