- Read "Colonial Society in the 18th Century"
- Answer guided reading questions
Prepare for the Unit 1 Exam using the study guide provided to you.
It will consist of multiple-choice questions and one essay. You will choose one of the two prompts on the study guide.
Slavery in the Colonies
In class, we reviewed the New England scenarios from the previous class.
Then, we did a gallery walk activity, analyzing various primary and secondary texts and images depicting the Middle Passage and slavery in the colonies.
If you are interested or did not get to finish this source in class, you can read the National Geographic article on the cultural contributions of enslaved Africans here:
HOMEWORK Due 8/30 (A), 9/3 (B)
Just Something Interesting:
This week, New York Times Magazine released a special issue called the 1619 Project, a collection of essays analyzing the lasting effects of slavery on our nation's development. I have not read the entire thing myself yet, but it's got people buzzing and may be of interest to you as students of history. If you're interested in checking it out, I've linked the magazine here:
Vocabulary Quiz - If you missed the quiz, please see me to schedule a make-up quiz.
Mid-Atlantic and New England Colonies
The PPT and note-taking guide are posted below. We compared the development of the Mid-Atlantic and New England colonies. We looked at the New England colonies more closely, particularly the role of Puritan belief and culture in the development of the region.
The classwork scenarios are posted in "Unit Files" if you would like to reference them again.
Start reviewing for the Unit 1 Exam using the study guide provided to you.
The Southern Colonies
Please see the PowerPoint posted below.
Note that there will be a vocabulary quiz on Mon, 8/26 (A Day), and Tue, 8/27 (B Day). A link to Quizlet flash cards is posted in the "Unit Files" section.
Classwork - Life in the Southern Colonies primary source analysis questions
f you did not finish in class, the documents are attached as a PDF below so you may finish the questions at home, to be turned in by Monday or Tuesday.
The Southern Colonies - Virginia
Use the "Starving Time" primary source document, A True Declaration of the Estate in Virginia (1610), and the notes you exchanged with your group members in class.
Individually you will answer the following in 2-3 paragraphs each, supported with examples and evidence from the whole document.
Please bring your binder and other required materials on 8/20 (A Day -Tuesday) and 8/21 (B Day - Tuesday). I will be checking them on those days. If you would like to go ahead and label your dividers these are the 5 sections:
1. Class Resources (<-- put your syllabus and the "Six Concepts" sheet here)
3. Notes (<-- put your Unit 1 study guide before your Unit 1 notes)
4. Papers/ Projects
5. Graded Work
European Colonization and Mercantilism (Trans-Atlantic Trade)
Today we looked at an overview of European colonization post-1492, compared the general characteristics of Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonies, and discussed the system of mercantilism.
The PPT from today is posted below. There's a vocab list on one of the first slides.
HOMEWORK Due 8/20 (A Day) and 8/21 (B Day)
Read Philip Wilhelm von Hornick’s “Nine Principal Rules of National Economy”. Highlight and annotate as you read. Be prepared to discuss the reading next class.
Please have your signed syllabus ready to turn in on August 15.
Please bring your 2-inch binder and other materials by next week, Monday (B Day) or Tuesday (A Day).
Today's PPT is posted below. We looked at the ways historians conduct research and evaluate sources for their validity and usefulness. We looked at two examples of historical controversies related to pre-Columbian America.
HOMEWORK Due 8/16 (A), 8/19 (B)
Review the "Six Key Concepts of History" handout. Use the digital textbook pages posted below to complete the "Six Concepts" worksheet:
Send me a Remind message with any questions.