LESSONS from TAHRIR and
the FOUNDING of the UNITED STATES
A Reading to Get Us Started:
Lessons from Tahrir Square
Application to the Founding of the United
doesnít happen overnight
How long did the colonists put up with their situation with Britain?
How long did the Revolutionary War take?
How long did the Articles last?
How long did it take to write, promote and adopt the Constitution?
Why did it take this long?
is about showing up
Who showed up?
Why did they join?
What price were they willing to pay to participate?
Publishing your Conclusions
changing the narrative
If the battle is in the images and the stories - if the battle is about
more then just who runs the country - what does the music, media and
other creative expression of the Revolutionary Era tell you about the
aspirations of the people?
about Democracy vs. Islam
What were the divisions during the writing of the Constitution that
someone would inaccurately perceive? In what way were the convention
attendees all "present" and all "one hand"?
rights violations affect us all
What were the human rights violations of this day?
Who was perpetrating them?
Who was suffering them?
How is everyone affected by these episodes?
If you want
the story, go to the people
What was the official story?
What stories would the average people tell?
Write and design a magazine article:
Design and create an infographic: try
Compose a song: An Ode to the Founding
TEDxBarlow: deliver your own TED talk
Persuade: an Open Letter to the
Revolutionary People of the World
IV. Resources for Exploring the Revolution and Founding the United States
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