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Honest question to @sendahms and other @mngop & @MinnesotaDFL legislators. If I am teaching the Civil War to 7th graders, how much time should I devote? What key events, people, concepts should I discuss? How should I assess? Remember, I have 50 minute class periods. #mnleg
I'll take it another step further, using the same parameters?
How much time, ... etc. should I devote to the #WWI? Who do I include, exclude? What outside resources can I bring in and which must I avoid? Remember these are 13 year olds and we have 173 school days.
Repeat this for the following:

What battles do we focus on? How do we build context? Outcomes?
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My current understanding is that while there was some impeachment of US sailors by the English, the admiralty had ordered the British navy to cut it out, and the practice mostly ceased by the start of the war of 1812.
"Impeachment!" was the official causis belli for the war, that was just an excuse to try to seize British-controlled land in Canada.

Does anyone dispute that story?
(Who should I tag, and what should I hashtag, to bring this to the attention of the history buffs that like talking about this sort of thing?)
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8 JAN 1815 - BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS #Warof1812
Ten thousand British troops under Maj Gen Sir Edward Pakenham landed unopposed at Lake Borgne, 15 miles from New Orleans, and moved to seize the city and control of the lower Mississippi Valley. Image
Maj Gen Andrew Jackson ordered an immediate attack on the British camp on the night of 23-24 December with 2,000 men. Although repulsed, the attack delayed the enemy advance and the Americans established Line JACKSON, five miles from New Orleans with about 3,500 men. Image
After probing attacks on 28 Dec, the British led by MG Edward Pakenham launched a general attack on 8 January with 5,300 men advancing in three brigades over open ground in the main effort. Withering musket, rifle and artillery fire repulsed the assault with heavy losses. Image
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In the 1800s, #NovaScotia sold the best #grindstones in #NorthAmerica! A #grindstone is a round stone, usually #sandstone, used for sharpening tools. #LowerCove in #Cumberland County was the main area where the #stones were extracted, shaped and exported from.
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The biggest company was #Atlantic #Grindstone which operated from 1831 to the early 1900s in #LowerCove because it had excellent quality #sandstone and access to #tidewater for exporting. Access to tidewater is still a key advantage for #NovaScotia #mining companies.
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Prior to the 1800s, #Acadians produced #grindstones from #LowerCove and other sites on #ChignectoBay for domestic use. The #British army used grindstones from #LowerCove to sharpen their weapons in the #Warof1812.
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