(Liberty) Bell Work
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.
As a Child, George spent a lot of Time outdoores
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
He likes going outside.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
Think about your greatest personal strength. How would your life be different if you no longer had that strength?
Using words important to today's lesson set,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Define the following words:
For example, if the target number is 36, the student may write expressions like the examples here (below).
In 1833, someone who was spelunking in a wild cave just outside Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia (formerly Virginia) discovered an odd signature on the cave wall. There, as certain as anything, was "G Washington 1748".
Could this be George Washington? Our George Washington? Is is possible that the future father of our country defaced the cave when he was surveying the area in 1748?
In 1748, George was 16 years old. Later, he would become the surveyor for Culpepper County, but for the moment he worked with a surveying team. At some point he used the equipment below (now on display at Mount Vernon). If he found the cave, would he have gone inside? Would he have done far enough inside to have carved his name on the wall? The font used to print the letters seem similar to a font that Washington used when he printed on survey maps.
Is this enough evidence to convince you that George Washington is the person who signed the cave wall (See the signature in question in the video, below right.)?