American Revolution – Music

We have learned that the American Colonists were able to defeat the British Army at the Battle of Yorktown.  The great British General Cornwallis had to surrender to General George Washington.  The ordinary foot soldiers responded to the victory in different way.  The American soldiers sang “Yankee Doodle Dandy”.  The British soldiers sang “The World Turned Upside Down”.

World Turned Upside Down

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Listen to the song “The World Turned Upside Down”.  Make a comment below, explaining how the song helps you understand how the ordinary British soldiers felt about the defeat.


American Revolution – Music

As we continue to explore the American Revolution, we have discovered that there were many different perspectives on the war. Many people were loyal to Britain. Many wanted change and were revolutionaries. Many people were undecided. In this post, we will explore how music written and sung in 1776 reflects how many people felt about the war.

Rich Lady Over the Sea

Go the the PS79q.wikispace and listen to the song entitled “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”.  Make a comment below and explain what you’ve learned about the feelings of the colonists towards Britain.  Be sure to explain who the “Rich Lady” and the “daughter” are.



1770 – The Boston Massacre: Massacre or Riot?

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Understanding this Image’s Power to Persuade
Paul Revere created this image AFTER the Boston Massacre took place. He wanted the people of Boston to be outraged that the British soldiers had killed six unarmed men. Click on this link to read an analysis of why this image is so powerful.

Events Leading Up To the Tragedy
What events led up to this tragedy? Was this really a spontaneous riot of an unruly mob driven to violence? Or was it caused by events that happened well before March 5, 1770? Or could it possibly have been both a riot AND a massacre?  State your opinion and defend your answer.