Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sophs- John Adams- Part 1 (Extra Credit)
Sophomores, we spent 2 days watching part one of HBO's John Adams series. Not only did it re-emphasize most of the notes from class, but hopefully it also was neat for you to see a modern day re-enactment of significant events that shaped our country. As your extra credit option, respond to ONE of the following topics. Your response should be detailed and at least 20 lines in length.
1. Describe what the court house was like throughout the trial. Be specific. Who was there? Where did the witnesses speak? How is it similar to or different than modern court scenes?
2. Explain the importance of Abigail Adams as seen in the film. What was John's and Abigail's relationship like? Be specific by referring to particular scenes or event from the film. Provide details/
3. Be a critic of the film by writing your own review. Explain why you liked or disliked the film. Be specific and honest in your answer. Do you think it portrayed Massachusetts in the Revolutionary era in an effective way? Was it an accurate depiction of the pre-Revolution events that took place in Massachusetts? Why or why not?
Value: Up to 5 points