This is the first cycle of study in a our Year 1 cycle. It consists of both a survey of literature to the American Revolution. The opportunity outside of the classroom is a visit to Springrove Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH. The seminar piece is the UN Address by Malala Yousafzai. The kick-off activity is a post-card writing activity the students complete at the beginning of the year and the culminating activity consists of the reception of the post-cards.