Big Idea:Group brainstorming for ideas is productive in getting many ideas shared, but can be a set back if the group cannot decide on one idea. Students become members of Continental Congress to help them decide on a course of action for the colonists.
Big Idea:Leadership skills are something that we all can develop if we work hard and never give up on our goals. We will evaluate both a painting and a text to determine why George Washington was chosen to lead our country.
Big Idea:Poets use fewer words so each word needs to be chosen carefully because it has a purpose for the readers. We will create a story line from the events in each stanza of this poem to learn the reactions and the outcome.
Big Idea:Understanding the background on the poet can help us have a better understanding of his works. What we learn about Ernest Thayer and history facts of the time helps us to understand why the poem became so famous so quickly.