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1776 - David McCullough
Call Number: 973.3 MCC
ISBN: 9780743226721
Publication Date: 2006-07-04
America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.

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Extraordinary Black Americans from Colonial to Contemporary Times - Susan Altman
Call Number: 920 ALT
ISBN: 0516005812
Publication Date: 1989-03-01
Famous and not-so-famous women and men are recognized for their achievements in education, politics, science, medicine, exploration, music, literature, and sports. Major historical events are also covered as young readers see how these events have helped shape society as we know it today.

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Encyclopedia of American Biography - John A. Garraty; Jerome L. Sternstein
Call Number: REF 920.073 GAR
ISBN: 9780062700179
Publication Date: 1996-10-03
Profiles of more than one thousand Americans, from the earliest explorers to contemporary newsmakers, contains facts, dates, and events related to their careers, as well as a scholarly essay about that person's life. 20,000 first printing.

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The War for Independence - Albert Marrin
Call Number: 973.3 MAR
ISBN: 068931390X
Publication Date: 1988-04-01
A detailed account of the Revolutionary War beginning with its origins in the French and Indian War.


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How to Write a Colonial Letter

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Twitter Biography

 You will be embarking on a biography assignment about an important person of note from the French and Indian War or the American Revolution.  The uniqueness of the assignment is that you are required to create a fictitious Twitter account for your person.  All Twitter posts will be completed in the discussion portion of our Schoology course for this unit.  You must do this in 140 characters or less.


Post 1 – Statement of Philosophy and Profile Picture.  Explain why you are a Patriot * Loyalist * Neutralist


Post 2 - Who will you follow on Twitter.  Consider your formal and informal network.  People/Places/Organizations


Post 3 – Tweet about your reaction to a high profile event discussed in class.  What would your historical figure “tweet” after this event?


Post 4 - Tweet about your reaction to an event of your own choice (outside of class discussion).  What would your historical figure “tweet” after this event?


Post 5 – Tweet with your epitaph (a phrase or statement written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone. Oxford Dictionaries)


See the grading rubric in Schoology to see how you will be graded.  In addition to the above five posts you are also expected to:

·         Respond to 5 classmates posts

·         Add additional 3 posts to your own original post as you gain new insights and make new connections to the people and events of the American Revolution

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