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Oxford, MS
11-3-15

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Volume 1, Issue 13

Mr. Mintons Classroom Newsletter


Class News

American Revolution Key Terms

This week in Club 801:

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Guest speaker on George Washington

American Revolution midpoint test

Student presentations on American


commanders during the war

Video America: The Story of US:


Revolution

Alliance
Cavalry
Civilians
Continentals
Enlisted

6. Grievances
7. Guerillas
8. Mercenaries
9. Preamble
10. Privateer

About Our Guest Speaker


Chad Franks is a teacher and George
Washington expert. Mr. Franks was born in
Mantachie, Mississippi, and attended the
University of Mississippi. He received a
degree in education with an emphasis in
history. Mr. Franks spent several summers
studying George Washington, including
attending conferences in various states
about the first president. Mr. Franks
attended the Mt. Vernon Place summer
institute in 2014 for a two-week seminar on
George Washington. We are pleased to
have Chad Franks speak to our class this
week.

Standards for the Week:


Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks:
1e. Describe and explain the role of the
Founding Fathers (e.g., Washington, Adams,
Hamilton, Jefferson) and their impact on the
development of Americas political landscape.
Members of the First Continental Congress sign the
Declaration of Independence

Common Core Standards


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of
a primary or secondary source; provide an
accurate summary of the source distinct from
prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an
author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded
language, inclusion or avoidance of particular
facts).

Mr. Mintons Classroom Newsletter Page 2

Letters from the Battlefield


From our weekly series of letters written byAmerican
soldiers (dont forget to answer the weekly letter
questions in your soldier notebook!)
Roxbury July 18 1775 To my Dear wife & Children
I Received yours which I Prize next to your Person the
welfare of our family I understand is good you tell me
John is fat & Rugged which I Rejoice to hear & Prize
above gold the Rest of our Children I Dont mention be
Cause I Left them well I shall give you but a Short
Detail of affairs for I Expect this will not arrive the
State of the army is such that I Cant tell when I Shall
Come home but I have In Couragemt of Comeing in
about a month but not Certain I want you to Send me
two Pair of Linen Stockings for I have had two Pair
Stole The Rest are all wore out I Did not Receive in
Your Last Letter to me what I Expected but hope to in
the next Dear maddam I Rejoice that I am able to
acquaint you that I Enjoy a good State of Health & god
be Praised our Company is hartythe Dangers we are
to Encounter I no not but it Shall never be Said to my
Children your father was a Coward Let the event be
what it will be not troubled make you Self Easy in Due
time I hope to Return home in Peace & Enjoy the
pleasures of worthy wife & Loving Children &
Subscribe my Self your Loving Husband & father

Bell Schedule
1st Period: 8:20 9:10
2nd Period: 9:13 10:03
3rd Period: 10:06 10:56
4th Period: 10:59 11:49
5th Period: 11:52 12:42
Lunch: 12:43 1:08
6th Period: 1:11 2:01
7th Period: 2:04 2:54
8th Period: 2:57 3:45

Upcoming Events
American Revolution Midpoint Test:
- Wednesday, November 4
American Revolution Final Test:
- Friday, November 13
American Revolution Re-enactment
- Monday, November 16
Winter Formal
- Friday, December 11
Semester Exams
- December 14-18

Samll Cooper

Weekly Letter Questions


1. Who is the author of the letter?
2. Who is the intended audience?
3. What is the authors purpose in
writing the letter?
4. What is the tone of the letter?
5. Are there specific details that
describe the setting the author
is in?
6. Write a brief response letter to
the author.

Weekly Wise Words:


Associate with men of good quality if you esteem
your own reputation; for it is better to be alone
than in bad company.
- George Washington
We are who we are because of what we do, not
what we say.
- Rush Propst
Do or do not; there is no try.
- Master Yoda
The man who DOES NOT read good books has no
advantage over the man who CAN NOT read good
books
- Mark Twain