Postings due Friday (9/7) at 11:55 by Groups C & A
Comments due Sunday (9/9) at 11:55 by Groups D & B

Mars Mission Statement

The Pilgrims and the Puritans embarked on journeys to the New World with the goal of escaping religious persecution and the hope of establishing model religious communities. Unlike previous groups who had come before them, the Pilgrims and the Puritans were self-governing. This means they created amongst themselves the rules of law upon which everyone would abide.

ABC-CLIO Mayflower Compact
Mr. Armstrong's Mission Statement

Imagine that you are leading the first community of settlers to land on Mars. Like William Bradford (Pilgrims) and John Winthrop (Puritans), you will have the chance to start a brand new civilization of culture, science, industry and government. Think of the society you live in today. What do you like about it? What do you not like about it? What would you change about society today if you could start over? Think about the moral fabric of your society…the work ethic, religion, values, respect, education, etc.

Imagine your perfect society, and then in a short paragraph, write the vision and goals you have for the community you want to create. This will be your mission statement. Underneath the mission statement, list the top five rules/laws for your community that will allow that mission statement to be achieved. Your rules must provide a clear communication to the occupants of your colony so that each member of it, when they read your mission statement, can abide by those rules and your model community established.

Begin your mission statement with the following sentence,

"We, the first settlers of Mars, shall....

Important Notes
  • Groups C & A post only. Discussion post is due Friday at 11:55. Grades will be based on the quality of the post and its on-time completion.

  • Groups B & D respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings by sharing your thoughts about their mission statement and the rules they have established to attain that mission.
    • Will their rules achieve the type of community they seek to establish in their mission statement? Why or why not?
    • What additions or subtractions might you make to their list?

Reminder to groups B & D
-- All the students in Groups C & A must have their post commented on by at least two people. Only comment on a student with feedback on their
post already
AFTER you have commented on a student who had none.
Include your first name and last initial at the end of your comment post so you can be identified by the student and Mr. Armstrong.**


Week 3 - The Development of Slavery & The New England Colonies
Week 3 - Immersion
Week 3 - Discussion
Unit 1 Chapters