Here is the list of people who have sent me the topic of their papers as I requested in our last meeting last week this time:
Kelli Archuletta – Declaration of Independence (Middle)
Ryan Christenson – Declaration of Independence (High School)
Lawrence DeHerrera – Captivity Narratives (Middle)
Lauren Gonzales – Sons of Liberty (Middle)
Duane Grasmick – Salem Witch Trials (Unspecified)
Delphine Grayson – Declaration of Indepedendence (HS)
David Hazlett – French and Indian War (Unspecified)
John Hutchins – Declaration of Independence (Middle)
Curt Lukassen – Lowell (HS)
Kris Jones – Boston Massacre (Middle)
Nancy Oswald – Lexington and Concord (Elementary)
Connie Prewitt – Boston Massacre (Unspecified)
Marie Schwager – Homelife in Colonial America (Unspecified)
Amanda Trujillo – Salem Witch Trials (Middle)
John Ward – Paul Revere’s Ride (HS)
Sherri Ward – Boston Tea Party (Elementary)
The word in paretheses is the grade level you teach if you specified it in your e-mail.
Looking at the list, I am immediately struck by the number of you who want to do the same topic and the number of you who didn’t follow the instructions and haven’t sent me anything. I have the same solution for both these problems: blogging. [I can hear Linda wrenching in pain as she reads this right now.] It’s very simple. If you haven’t sent me an e-mail, you have to pick a topic not up there and post it, along with the documents you plan to use. Your deadline for this is July 15th or you will fail the assignmenbt.
If your topic is up there and you want to keep it, do the same. In fact, if you want a new one do the same thing too. I will cut you two breaks: 1. Two people can do the same topic if they teach different grade levels (although ideally all the lessons will be adaptable to all grade levels) and 2. Two people can do the same topic if they use completely different documents (and I’ll make an exception for the Second Continental Congress version of the Declaration of Independence).
By posting your intentions on your blogs, you can work out your similarities amongst yourselves. And don’t try to bring me in on it either. I am fleeing the country until after said July 4th holiday and Matt is in seclusion until even longer. [I’d tell you where he is, but then I’d have to kill you.]
Remember, if you don’t know someone’s e-mail, they’ll get an e-mail notification if you post on their blog. Technology can solve all our problems!