For today's opening activity, simply read and understand the following message from Mr. Danner:
Hello wonderful students,
I will not be here on Thursday and Friday, and I need you to be good students for the person who is subbing for me. This person was nice enough to step into a class of middle schoolers, who they don't know and try to direct them through explicit instructions left by me. Some of you will likely insist on being disrespectful, just because you think it's cool, or fun. Please think twice about doing that, and find it within you to be a good person.
There is an assignment below this note, that will help provide you with some background information for our next unit on Conflict in the Colonies. This assignment focuses on a war called the French and Indian War. Now, if you think about a domino effect, where one domino tips the next, which tips the next, which tips the next, and so on, then the French and Indian War is the first domino in a series of events that will lead to the birth of a new nation. The French and Indian war starts a chain of events which eventually lead to United States of America declaring independence from Great Britain. For this unit, we have one big assignment, but before we can jump into it, you'll need to build an understanding of what the French and Indian War was all about: Who fought in it and what was it over? When did it take place and what were the results of the war? Hopefully you'll be able to answer these questions after completing today's assignment. Here is your assignment:
NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES!!
Again, please be on task and respectful. This assignment needs to be handed in to the substitute (complete or not) by the end of class.
Of course, don't forget to be awesome!