Contributor’s Name: Angela Molfese
This unit of study is for a 7th and 8th year humanities class. It explores the causes and the outcomes of the American Revolution by looking closely at the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Paired with this work is a book study of Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Throughout both components of work, students explore how groups form governments, why groups choose to rebel and how personal identity is shaped by the political system you are a part of.
Geared Towards seventh,eighth
Curriculum: Curriculum – English,Curriculum – Social Studies
Tags: Middle School,Social Studies
Kick off: Four Corner Debate on the Declaration of Independence
Seminar Title: America Started Over Once. Can We Do it Again?
Group Initiative: Who Am I? (Facilitated by Dr. Rhonda Bullock, Duke University)
Project: Bill of Rights Scrapbook, Declaration of Independence for the Animals of Manor Farm, Propaganda Campaign for a New Leader of Animal Farm
Discussion Topics: Why did the American colonies break away from England? What is propaganda and how is it used to influence the people? What are checks and balances? What purpose do they serve? Where does our government’s power come from? How is your identity shaped by growing up in the United States? What does the government, if anything, have to with your identity?
Outside Opportunity: Identity Workshop facilitated by Dr, Rhonda Bullock, of We Are
Animal-Farm-20190108T151803Z-001.zipMiddle School,Social Studies