Online Assignment #1: Due January 28
Read the transcript from the trial of Anne Hutchinson and Thomas Morton’s Description of Natives in New England. Then write a three paragraph response to one of the documents. Describe how the primary source adds to our understanding of Colonial America.
Online Assignment #2: Due February 9
Before class read the excerpt from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. We will discuss the document in class.
Online Assignment #3: Due February 18
Before class read the entire Constitution. Also read No. 10 of the Federalist Papers. Then post to the discussion board a two paragraph counter-argument disputing Madison.
Online Assignment #4: Due March 4
Read this excerpt written by Frederick Douglass. Now write a one-page editorial in response to the article from the point-of-view of a Southern slave owner.
Online Assignment #5: Due March 11
Before class read Lincoln’s Cooper Union Speech (1860) and summarize his main points. Was his argument convincing?
Online Assignment #6: Due March 16
Read the Emancipation Proclamation posted below (note: you can click on the images to zoom in). Write a one paragraph description of what the Proclamation did and then write a second paragraph describing what it was like to read the original version. Would reading a transcription have provided the same experience?
Online Assignment #7: Due March 23
Before class look at the following photographs from Jacob Riis:
Online Assignment #8: Due March 30
Select one of the major themes of the Progressive Era you read about in the textbook and find an image (political cartoon, art, etc.) that embodies your theme. Write a two paragraph explanation. Here are a few examples of the types of images you could choose:
Online Assignment #9: Due April 20
Before class listen to one of FDR’s Fireside Chats and be prepared to discuss it.
Online Assignment #10: Due April 22
Read this translation of a leaflet dropped on the Japanese on August 6, 1945. Then, imagine you were in charge of the war effort. What would you say to Japanese citizens?
Watch the following video before class:
Online Assignment #12: Due May 6
Watch the video posted below and then find your own video or audio clip of a song that you think embodies the 1960s. Write one paragraph explaining why you chose your song.
Online Assignment #13: Due May 11
Watch this clip of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech.”
Online Assignment #14: Due May 13
Watch this clip of Barry Goldwater’s speech at the Republican National Convention. In one paragraph explain what he was saying and why you think the crowd reacted so positively to his message.