In chapter 6 Matthew states," May I
remind you I am a selectman in this town? I am no
traitor!" How could Matthew be a traitor?
In chapter 7 Mercy is brimming with
excitement at the prospect of teaching a dame school.
What happens there?
Later in chapter 12 Matthew forbids
Kit to help a Quaker stating,"She is a heritic, and she
refuses to attend Meeting. She has no claim to your
charity." What is different about a
You need to choose one of the above
problems and research to find the answer to the question.
Then present your information to the class via a poster,
comparison project, or a written comparison.
- For problem one with Matthew being
a traitor, you will need to find out more about the
government in the Connecticut colony.
- What is a
- What is a
- What role did King James of
England play in the government?
- What is the charter and why is
it important to the colonists?
- How did the "mother country"
keep her toes in the "new world"?
- For problem two you need to
research and find out about a dame
- Who is in charge?
- Where and when is it
- who goes?
- What is taught?
- What skills were necessary for
- For problem three you need to find
out about Puritans and Quakers.
- What are the beliefs of
- What are the Quaker
- Why were some Quakers run out
- Compare the two on some type of
- In a paragraph using your
research explain why Matthew forbids Kit to
associate with Hannah.
Use the following guidelines for
completing your project:
- Make sure all the questions are
answered to your problem before you write your
paragraph about the problem.
- Use a well constructed paragraph
with main idea, supporting details and a conclusive
The students will meet in small
groups with at least two of the problems represented in
each group. The groups will then discuss how what they
have learned helps them to understand the events in the