(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.
the liberty tree was a terrific meating plase.
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
Cut down that tree.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
What Was the Liberty Tree?
Very simply stated, the Liberty Tree was a tree - an elm, to be exact. It stood in Boston for many years and came to be a meeting place of sorts, a gathering place for patriots, a place where dreams for synthesized, where speeches inspired independence. Imagine that tree, now, with lanterns hanging from its limbs, as we acknowledge this important chapter in our history. Imagine, if you will, that we stand beneath the tree of liberty.
What Happened at the Tree?
Click to enlarge the picture about a meeting at the Liberty Tree.
What Happened to the Tree?
Here is a monument of America's fledgling years, destroyed in her prime. No longer may a person sit in her shade. No longer may one listen to the rustling of her leaves in the salty breeze wafting off the harbor.
But why not? Exactly what was the fate of the Liberty Tree? The video below explains it quite simply. In a word, this magnificent tree was a sacrifice to revenge.
What Makes You Angry?
Let's have it: what gets your goat? What makes you mad? Let's meet at the Liberty Tree and let our voices be heard.