Appendix a Mid Term

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Appendix A

Midterm Exam

• Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of your student website.
• Read, watch, and listen to the media presented on the Boston Tea Party.
• Write a paragraph of approximately 100 words for each section listed below.

  1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained so far and referring to the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams likely used to develop and improve their thinking as those historical events unfolded prior to taking a stand and acting according to their beliefs.

Thomas Hutchinson and Samuel Adams likely noted their own and those of other’s dissatisfaction with The Tea Act Crisis as a strategy to develop and improve there thinking skills prior to taking a stand with the Boston Tea Party. I am sure they also recognized the opportunity that the controversy of the Boston Tea Party would cause. I also think that they probably used other strategies when planning the Boston Tea Party. They needed to be observant so they could plan how the process was going to play out. They needed to be aware of any imperfections in their plan so they could fix them as they became evident. They also needed to be sensitive to the implications of the outcome of their plan and how it would affect others.

  2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party.

It is important to build a foundation for critical and creative thinking on evaluating historical events because you can become motivated to approach problems critically if you affirm that you have control over what you say and do and if you believe that careful thinking can make a difference. This helps us to get to the “truth”. Thinking we know something is not the same a knowing. We need to have the foundation to get the real...