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1. My famous person was Crispus Attucks. He protested in the Boston Massacre. He gave his life for the freedom of America.
2. It is important so that we can learn how different people can live in the same time period. They all do different things. We also need to know what struggles they had and how they overcame them.
3. The hardest part was putting the poster together. There were so many things to put on and learn about, and we needed to make everything fit.
4. I felt good because this was a big project and I did it by myself. I think that I worked hard and did a good job.
Today we played tug-of-war as a metaphor for the Revolutionary War. There were 3 teams, the Red team, the Blue team, and the White team.
The Red team represented the British Army. They were the tallest and strongest kids because in the beginning, the British Army was trained, strong, and well supplied. The Blue team represented the Continental Army. They were the shortest and weakest kids because the Continental Army was made up of poor farmers, merchants, hunters, and slaves. They didn't know anything about war and fighting. They were not supplied well, weak, and unprepared. There were less Blue team members than Red team members because they were being trained to fight in the war. The White team represented the French. They came late because they had to travel all the way from France to the American colonies.
The Blue team members were offered a prize if they won because they had worked so hard to protect the land. One student on the Blue team was not offered a prize because he was representing the slaves. Even if the Blue team won the war, the slaves did not get anything. They didn't get their freedom like everybody else did. They were still slaves, so fighting in the war did not do them any good.
The White team cheered for the Blue team because France hated England and had had many wars with them. They wanted to get revenge and would side with anyone who was going against them. They had to come late because they were traveling across the ocean. Part of the Red team came late too, because not all of the soldiers came to the American colonies right away. They were traveling from England to the colonies to fight. The Red team had to pull the rope past the flag while the Continentals only had to prevent them from doing it because the land was already theirs. They were just protecting it from the British.