*Today we will talk about the history of our national seal (see below) Of course, our nation's bird is the bald eagle. And here is our national seal:
But, if Benjamin Franklin had his way, it wouldn't be an eagle, it would be a turkey. After reading about Franklin's reasoning, you'll create a new seal for the nation, with a turkey, not a bald eagle. Be creative!
*Today we are going to take a look at the Declaration of Independence. You are going to start by taking some notes. These can be found on Google Classroom titled ¨Declaration of Independence Notes¨ The book pages that you need are linked to the assignment
*Second, you will be breaking down the Declaration of Independence. You will take a look at 8 excerpts, and put them into your own words. This will be graded as an assessment! This too can be found on Google Classroom.
*Declaration of Independence Notes- Due at the end of class
*Declaration of Independence Excerpts- Due Tomorrow!!
*To kick off our Revolutionary War Unit, we will be watching "America the Story of Us- Revolution". Yes, there will be a video guide in case you were wondering :)This should take us the whole class period since we are on an assembly schedule today
*No Homework- Have an excellent weekend!
**Remember to meet in the 8th grade Pod on Monday for our guest speaker!!