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  1. The Letters of John and Abigail Adams Groups

  2. Reading Assignments • Classical Parallels • Prayers at the Congress • The First Scene of the Infernal Plot Disclosed • Dr. Franklin • Prejudice in Favor of New England • The Building Up a Great Empire • These Colonies are Free and Independent States • Reflections on the Declaration of Independence • The Declaration. Smallpox. The Grey Horse • Do My Friends Think I have Forgotten my Wife and Children? • Smallpox. The Proclamation for Independence Read Aloud.

  3. Presentation 1. As a small group read your letter(s) 2. Divide the group up into the following jobs: 1. Find specific examples of rhetorical devices and explain why they are important to the passage as a whole. 2. Define words or ideas that are important (example: small pox or terms that are in the footnotes). Make sure to explain their importance. 3. Write a script summarizing the letter in YOUR OWN WORDS. 4. Put together a power point presentation with your group’s information. Make sure to following proper formatting of a power point*** 3. At the end of the period turn in a piece of paper stating who is responsible for each job. 4. Presentations should be 5 minutes in length.

  4. Proper Power Point Layout • Each slide should focus on ONE topic • Each slide should have an appropriate title • Each slide should have a picture • Information should be in bullet points NOT paragraph format • Slides should use different layouts • There should be a Works Cited page at the end of the presentation.

  5. DUE DATES Group Responsibilities Mon. Sept. 13 Email power points to Ms. Dickson AND Ms Davis Tues. Sept. 21st Presentations Wed. Sept. 22nd

  6. Post-Presentation Quiz This will be over the information shared by your classmates during their presentations. It is important that you understand the following from each of the presentations: 1. The rhetorical devices in each of the letters. 2. The main idea of each of the letters. QUIZ WILL BE ON THURS. SEPT. 23