Beg, Borrow, Steal
Use the webmap We the People (
) to research the American ideals of government and their philosophical origins. You will make a word cloud of all of the main ideals from the excerpts from the American Ideals and Philosophical Foundations layers on the webmap. Answer the Thought Questions about the philosophical foundations by clicking on different icons on the webmap.
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Part 1: Making Your Word Cloud
To make your word cloud you will need to use an online program, I suggest Word it Out (
) - to make your word cloud you will need to keep track of different words and ideals that pop out as important to you as you read through the different excerpts and descriptions. Keep the ideas simple like "freedom" "equality" or "separation." When you are done typing in the words to the box (separated by commas) into the Word Cloud generator click the green button to generate the word cloud. The next window will give you the option to save it by sending a copy to your e-mail. In the e-mail that is delivered click on the link that will take you to a page with all your saved word clouds. Open the one you just created and copy and paste the link to the word cloud in the space below.
1. Copy and paste the link to your word cloud here.
Part 2: Philosophical Foundations
While you're finding words for your word cloud you can also find the answers to the following questions.
2. What ideas did the United States adopt from French philosophers?
3. What ideas did the United States adopt from English examples?
4. What ideas did the United States adopt from Roman examples?
5. What ideas did the United States adopt from Greek examples?
6. What ideas did the United States adopt from Native American examples?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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