Class Plan 9/11

I hope you are doing good as we get along in CES together. To make your reading experience a pleasant one , check two posts: “American Revolution” and “Slides for Zinn” on this blog (scroll to find them). Also, read chapter 5 with some sample reading questions (see below). I will ask these and some other questions to cover the entire chapter! 

  • Come to class in time.
  • You don’t need to rearrange chairs and tables. But all Group 2 members should sit together.

Plan and Timeline

  • 9:15-9:20         ATTENDANCE        
  • 9:20-9:35         FILMS and Q & A 
  • 9:35-9:45        REVIEW: I will review Week 1: REFQ Questions
  • 9:45-9:50         LEAD: Group 2
  • 9:50-10:20       ZINN 5: Q & A Session (check sample questions below)
  • 10:20-10:25     PREVIEW: ZINN 16


Sample Question Bank: ZINN 5

  1. Determined to achieve independence, the colonies formed the Continental Army to challenge Britain’s large, organized militia. What was the primary motivation for people to join the army?? Why do you think people were not enthusiastic for the war against Britain? [77-78]
  2. What devices were employed to make people join the army? [78-79]
  3. Why did France join the war against England? [80]
  4. Why did the suppressed conflict between the rich and the poor reappear during the war? [80 and 82]
  5. How did George Washington treat the Pennsylvania troops and the New Jersey Line? Why do you think he handled them in different ways?
  6. Can you explain the “buffer formula” to reinforce/strengthen the hegemony of the rich and the powerful? [84]
  1. What did the Native Americans gain from the Revolution? [86]
  2. How was biological weapon used against the Indians? [87]
  3. Explain: “Indian lands, if not the Indians were in the center of the American Revolution.” [88]
  4. What did blacks gain from the Revolution? [88]
  5. Why did Thomas Jefferson remain a slave-owner all his life? [89].
  6. For Charles Beard, the constitution confirmed the interests of the rich. Explain. [90-91]

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