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Unit #1: Puritan Fun! - "A City on a Hill!"
Learning Target: I can ANALYZE what it would have been like to be a teenager in Puritan society.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Puritan Fun!". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option.  Place the title "Puritan Fun!" in the title box of your text-media box.




White Activity:

   -  In 1630, a large group a settlers from England arrived in what is now Massachusetts.  These people were known as the "Puritans."  The Puritans were determined to build God's perfect civilization and referred to their Massachusetts Bay Colony as "A City on A Hill."  Complete the assignments below to learn more about the Puritans and their lifestyle.   
      
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Assignments to Complete:


 Part #1: Who were the Puritans?

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "Who were the Puritans?"

2. 
Take a few moments to read over the "Things to know about the Puritans" bullet points below.  Try to become familiar with these questions. 

3.  Copy and paste the questions below into your LiveBinder Textbox:

     "Things to know"

    * Why did the Puritans leave England to settle in America?

    * What year did the Puritans leave England for America?

    * Who was the leader of the Puritans?

    * What did the Puritans name their colony?

    * What kinds of laws or rules for the colony did the Puritans have? 

    * How did the Puritans treat people who did not follow their laws?




4.  Use one or more of the resources below to answer the questions in your LiveBinder text-box:
  
       PBS Puritan website

      
Land of the Brave Website


         

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Part #2: Living in Puritan Society

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "Living in Puritan Society"

2.  Next, take some time to read the information about what life was like in Puritan society by clicking on the link. 

3.  In your livebinder text box, compose a well written paragraph explaining what it would have been like to have been a teenager in Puritan society.  Be sure to use good writing conventions. 

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 Part #3: The Salem Witch Trials

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "The Salem Witch Trials"

2.  Explore the information about the Salem Witch Trials on the Smithsonian website by clicking the link. 

3.  In your livebinder text box, list at least 5 facts you learned about the Salem Witch Trials.  

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