See if you can find the comedy in these very serious moments in American history:
We begin our day with a trial - the trial of Benedict Arnold - using a lesson plan from the National Museum of American History. The full program can be viewed in the video here, but we will work through the program in a more systematic manner.
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What was there about Peggy Shippen that she was able to meet and influence two high-ranking officers in the Revolution - one from each side of the war?
At 18 years old (initially), Margaret "Peggy" Shippen may have been an integral cog in "turning" Benedict Arnold to the British side (and getting her ex-boyfriend executed in the process).
Did Someone Say triangle?
In geometry, there is an beguiling shape called a triangle. The video below gives an introduction to triangles classified according to their sides and according to their angles.
You'll also discover something interesting about every triangle when adding up the measurements of the three angles.
Read the Hudson Valley article to learn more.
That's a Big Chain
It's time to pull out the scissors and glue! The teacher has a paper version of this for you to work on. We'll combine everyone's contribution to make a strong "defensive shield" for the classroom. Get ready to think.
(For the teacher: this activity is a paper chain version of "I have/Who has". Print the following file and allow each student to make a chain by matching the question on one link to the correct answer on another. Consider allowing students to use this website to find answers.)
Are you ready for the West Point Military Academy? View the video (right) and be ready to discuss.
After that, the teacher has a challenge for the class. We will use colored paper clips and specific clues in this competition.