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Workshop 2: Lectures & Activities
1 1/2-Hour Workshops (Videotape Only)




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Select either Workshop A or Workshop B. Each is 1 1/2 hours long. If you choose Workshop B, you can follow it with Workshop C in another 1 1/2 -hour workshop. In Workshop A, you will watch lectures and do the related activities. In Workshops B and C, you will watch lectures and do the related activities, as well as watch onscreen activities and reflect on them.

For Workshops A, B, and C:
Watch the video segments listed for each workshop, pausing after each one to do the related activity. Do Workshop C if you have already done Workshop B.

All times are approximate

Watch Lecture One:
Thomas Paine and American Independence
transcript

20
minutes

20
minutes

Do Activity One:
What Is Paine's Argument?

27
minutes

35
minutes

Watch Onscreen Activity One:
Paine's Argument

11
minutes

Reflect on Onscreen Activity One:
Paine's Argument

 

24
minutes

Watch Lecture Two:
Summarizing Paine's Argument
transcript

18
minutes

 

18
minutes

Do Activity Two:
Interpretations of Common Sense

25
minutes

 

40
minutes

Watch Onscreen Activity Two:
Interpretations of Common Sense

 

4
minutes

Reflect on Onscreen Activity Two:
Interpretations of Common Sense

   

28
minutes

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Note: Readings and viewing A Biography of America videos are not included here. These should be completed prior to attending the workshop session. See Before You Watch for more information.

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