I worked with a fantastic group of teachers this week as well as instructors, park rangers and scholars. One teacher had me in stitches today at lunch talking about her first experience substitute teaching. It has to do with second grade, taking shoes off on the rug to read a book and a fire drill. You fill in the blanks. Two were all the way from Ontario, Canada. Now that is dedication to PD!
One thing that I am excited to do is to delve into all of the amazing resources, or history swag as I like to call it, I received during the week. Part of the history swag is a set of prints by Amos Doolittle. Doolittle arrived about a week or so in Lexington and Concord after the battle was over. He talked to a lot of people and learned about that fateful Day on April 19, 1775. Afterwards he created a series of four prints describing that day.
Source of Pictures: http://www.history.org/
Each of these four prints depicts a different part of the day, April 19, 1775. One of the discussions we had about these pictures revolved around propaganda. Did Doolittle create these pictures as propaganda? What do you think?
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Here is a link to learn more about Amos Doolittle.