(LIBERTY) BELL WORK
Do the Math
Find the sum of the letters of his name,
using the scale below.
A = $.01, B = $.02, C = $.03, D = $.04, E = $.05,
F = $.06, G = $.7, H = $.08, I = $.09, J = $.10,
K = $.11, L = $.12, M = $.13, N = $.14, O = $.15,
P = $.16, Q = $.17, R = $.18, S = $.19, T = $.20,
U = $.21, V = $.22, W = $.23, X = $.24, Y = $.25,
Z = $.26
What is your definition of success?
Read the sentence below. Do you see any problems?
Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix
the sentence. Instead, on your paper,
tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
They had know right to take what wasnt theres.
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
The fort was protected.
*Augment: make (something)
greater by adding to it
Using the parts in Ethan Allen's name,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Analyze the engraving shown below. Check out the details. Notice the caption, as well.
The flag of the Green Mountain Boys is still in use today as the flag to represent the Vermont National Guard.
Fancy Words Vs. Simple Words
Ethan Allen's writing may be difficult for some of us to understand. His vocabulary was clearly full of longer and fancier words than we use today. Contrast the videos below and discuss which is more important - sounding smart by using fancy words or being understood without trying to sound smart. Is there a balance?
Let's notice the markings on the cannons in our classroom.
The Green Mountain Boys did not want the New York authorities to control their land. Some of their tactics were controversial, even harsh. They rebelled against New York land surveyors and anyone else who wished to take over their land. They gained a reputation for chasing settlers with New York grants out of their houses, stealing their belongings, and making things very uncomfortable for people they considered the enemy.
In one case involving a man who was sympathetic to New York, the Green Mountain Boys tied a man to a chair and tied the chair to a tavern sign. They left him there for hours.
What do you think about the tactics of the Green Mountain Boys?
Liberty's Kids, etc.
Ethan and Benedict both wanted to be in charge. Each wanted recognition for capturing Fort Ticonderoga. They ended up working together, but they resented each other for not yielding.
Here's a quote we can discuss:
Jigsaw and Geometry
The teacher will assign you to study one section of the Fort Ticonderoga website to explore as a Jigsaw activity. After you meet with your study group, you will return to your table team to report about the things you learned.
After that, here are three Geometry and Measurement pages to help you appreciate the shape of the fort from a flying viewpoint.
Where was America's first preservation project?
What was one of the first locations for historical restoration in the United States?
Two hundred years ago, the Pell family had the vision to rescue the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. The video below explains more. The video in the lower right shows the real Stephen Pell showing off his fort.