Friday, December 5, 2014

American Revolution- Kid Style

5th Graders Win Their Independence

Dec. 4, 2014

Students rallied yesterday morning chanting, "We hate King George!", "No more taxes!", "No taxation without representation!" and singing "Yankee Doodle" at the top of their lungs.  They also had a 3-pg Declaration of Independence written by Brooklyn, posters, and a bundle of sticks (it was a class analogy) that couldn't be broken.  The Royal "Govna's" had no choice but to give them their freedom so that "school" could begin.  The "Tea Parties", British soldier invasions to search and seize, the arrests and false accusations finally had taken their toll. The colonists, with incredible courage, decided to fight for their rights and won!

I love teaching American History! I especially love teaching about the American Revolution!  Students are completely engaged in learning. It's fun for me to see them gain a sense of what it means to be an American, to have the freedoms that we do, and to appreciate those that have gone before us to defend our rights.

Former students always come back and ask me about King George. It's an EXPERIENCE! Today I had the students write a reflective essay about freedom/liberty. They wrote some pretty profound words!

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