Description : The Boston Tea Party was an inflammatory episode that helped spark the American Revolutionary War. The events leading up to the incident, and those that followed, were colored by bias, propaganda, and the spread of misinformation. Readers will study the Boston Tea Party through the critical lens of this book. Readers will be asked to question how the opinions of the time prompted the Tea Party itself and how the incident was interpreted in later years.
Description : What were the causes of the American Civil War? Although the answer to this question may at first seem easy to identify, in truth the issues that led to the Civil War were complex and multifaceted. Readers will analyze popular beliefs surrounding the causes of the Civil War. They'll be required to think critically and to identify which proposed causes can be reinforced by reliable information as fact, and which are fictitious.
Description : The Continental Congress was responsible for proposing solutions to the innumerable problems that coincided with revolution. Readers will study the key players of the Continental Congress, the problems they faced, and how they worked together to create solutions. This book fosters critical thinking by asking readers to consider what those problem-solving methods were, and how they might be applied to contemporary issues. They'll be asked to examine the efficacy of certain methods and analyze how methods have changed or remained the same over time.