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Teaching Massachusetts Bay - "The City Upon a Hill"

Massachusetts Bay - "The City Upon a Hill"

The passengers of the Arbella who left England in 1630 with their new charter had a great vision. They were to be an example for the rest of the world in rightful living. Future governor John Winthrop stated their purpose quite clearly: "We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us."

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What hopes and dreams did the colonists in Massachusetts Bay have for their colony?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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