Friday, December 19, 2008

Colonial Projects: The Trial of Anne Hutchinson

From December 8th through the 18th, 7th grade students researched, wrote and acted in video documentaries of the historical importance of the Trial of Anne Hutchinson, Puritan, in 1637.

Period 3-4 Documentary of The Trial of Anne Hutchinson:

Period 8-9 Documentary of the Trial of Anne Hutchinson:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A House With No Walls

About A House With No Walls at the Timeline Theater, running from November 1-December 21:

"Philadelphia wants to build its new American Museum of Liberty on the grounds of George Washington's Philadelphia home and slave quarters. Soon a conservative academic star and a liberal political activist are confronting each other with polarizing questions of African-American identity and legacy. Elegantly juxaposed with this contemporary conflict is the true story of one of Washington's slaves as she contemplates escape. The result is a thought-provoking drama that asks vital questions about race in America, both where we've been and where we go next."

Plan to see A House With No Walls with your family. Then write at least a page response to the play (double spaced, 12 point font) for EXTRA CREDIT. For details about tickets see Timeline Theater. You can turn in your response via email to Ms. Doyle, to Ms. Doyle's drop box, or you can attach your response to the blog. Write in word first, then copy and paste into the blog. If you post publicly, be sure to use your first name only!