We launched our study of American history this week by reviewing a few important events, topics, and big questions: the Asiatic migration of peoples to the Americas; Colonial America (why people emigrate?); and factors leading to the American Revolution [what causes conflict and why would a colony (teenager) want to separate from the "mother" country (parents)]. We also examined the Battle of Lexington and Concord through primary sources--engravings and personal accounts.
In art today, Kara explained many of the colonists were not educated in art schools as was the case with most European artists. The colonist's inspiration came from their rural way of life and objects and animals that were an integral part of their day.