Wednesday, 16 September 2009

A New Kind of Freedom

What convinced Johann to go to America?

Johann made a choice to finally go to America because of the land he would get and the freedom from the religious intolerants in his home country.He and his family, he knew, would be safer and happier there.

How did he feel about the decision later?

He felt that he had made a good choice for his family, because now they were free and the government was fair. He and his family were now happy and felt that this new colony were good for them. He felt he had made the right decision to go to the New World, Pennsylvania.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Molly's Dream

What dream does Molly have?

Molly has a dream to live in the house she often thinks about, and to live freely, like Mrs. Simmons. She has a dream to own her own business, to be as skilled and intelligent like Mrs. Simmons was. She would love to live in a small house with a pond and ducks and geese, like in her sampler. Molly is also in training to be a seamstress.

What will she need to do to make her dream come true?

She will need to first of all finish her indenture, because she is an indentured servant. She will also need to finish her training to be a seamstress, so she can own a business and earn money for herself. When she is done both, she can finally be free.

Monday, 7 September 2009


Why do people move?

Because some people are poor, and not wanting to miss the unlimited economic opportunity. Some try to escape a religious tolerant in their home countries. People move for money, freedom, and space. Some people move to escape war, hunger, and slavery. People move for many reasons, and some people even move for experience!

Essential Questions

Why do people move?

People move for land, money, freedom, space and jobs. If you move to a country where there is more freedom and independence, you have an endless opportunity of new land. Someone you work for may tell you to move to another country because you will have a better job there, and earn more payment. Some people move to a new land because of space. Some people may not like the crowded city and would rather live in the countryside. Some people even just move for worldwide experience!

What do we do when people don't think, act, or speak the same way we do?

Ask someone who does for help on how to speak or act their way or move to another place where they speak the same language, or have the same cultural experiences.