The war needs you! Our country is in the midst of a major war which will alter our colonies forever. There are people recruiting for two different sides. Which side will you chose, the Patriots or Loyalists?
- what they believed
- what they wanted to happen
- how they planned to win the war
Pair 1: You are in charge of researching and becoming experts on the background of your party (patriots or loyalists). Together with your partner write down all important facts you learn. Notes need to be taken on a shared document in Google Docs.
Pair 2: Answer the following questions in your Google document.
- Why is your party involved in the war?
- What are they trying to accomplish?
- What interesting facts did you find that will be useful in your presentation to persuade others to join your cause?
Use the following resources:
Get back into your groups of 4 and share your findings with the rest of the group. Based on your findings determine which side you would like to persuade people to join.
- Work together to create a presentation convincing the class that your side (Patriots or Loyalists) is the right side for which to fight. This presentation will include an illustration of a persuasive political poster. Go to postermywall to create your political poster. Click ‘Student Login‘ button and enter the project name “Loyalist or Patriot” It must support your side and include your contact information at the bottom.
- Below are examples of persuasive posters.
- Create your group presentation in Haikudeck (available in the Chrome Web Store). Remember you must persuade me to join your cause. You must give me facts from your resources to support your opinion. Cite your resources on the last slide.
|Amount of Information||All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.||All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.||All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence about each.||One or more topics were not addressed.|
|Notes||Notes are taken throughout research with partner.||Some notes are recorded.||Little notes.||Has taken no notes throughout research with group.|
|Paragraph Construction||Paragraph include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.||Paragraph is not well thought out and holds some grammatical errors.||Paragraph is not well constructed and holds very little relevant information.||Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not related to presentation well.|
|Collaboaration||Worked well with group and was noticeably being productive and helpful.||Worked with group but was not noticeable helpful to groups progress.||Worked little with group and had little help with creation of the presentation.||Did not work with group or help with presentation.|
|Overall Presentation||Presentation was full of information and persuasion to class. Included a visual aid and all members spoke.||Presentation had information and all needed components, but was not well thought out. Most group members spoke,||Presentation was not practiced and was disorganized. There was not enough information or information was wrong. Not all components were visible.||Presentation did not have any of the necessary components.|
We have researched and learned both the Loyalist and Patriot party views. Each party thought they were doing the right thing for the colonies. This war was the turning point, changing the colonies into the country we know today. There is much more to research on this topic, and the internet keeps the world and its history at our fingertips.
For further investigation click the link below.