Great Information Wrapped Inside This Human Struggle

Please view this EdPuzzle for which I did not make any questions. I just want to help you find a topic for this colonial unit where I am asking you to step up and become an American literary critic.

Did you know about this dramatic trial in colonial history? Did you know that Anne Hutchinson left to go to the Colony and Plantation of Rhode Island because other thinkers (perhaps more tolerant than John Winthrop) there, such as Roger Williams (who would also spend time learning languages of Native tribe and composing a translation dictionary) would welcome her? Did you know that she had to leave Providence and settle in New Amsterdam (Now New York, where the Hutchinson Parkway begins) because the Dutch were the most tolerant east coast colony? Have fun looking into one of these aspects of Ann Bradstreet’s life as it may help you become a more informed American literary critic. You don’t have time and space to cover all of her interesting life!

I just want us up and running on EdPuzzle, this educational YouTube video site for now. This video may help reenforce the different sects of religions during early America as well as the impact of religious colonists arriving on the shores on North American (knowing that Jamestown was a struggle and their New England chances were slim) and asking new questions in this new land. Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 2.38.32 PMThis segment that I cropped from the full hour episode also captures the feminists struggles (she was the first female defendant in a Massachusetts court) that Anne Hutchinson makes within the colony of Boston. We really have to image the severity of what banishment meant in 1638. What path did she take to Providence?

Who is up for a walking field trip?

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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