Monday, March 18, 2019

"American (History) Idol"

Song Rewrite/Parody Assignment - Time to show your creativity.  Click on the link below and follow the directions.

The links below could be very helpful.
How Mr. Betts does it

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Enlightenment and Great Awakening

EQ:  What impact did the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening have on the American Colonies?

Key Terms:
Enlightenment (Age of Reason):
-Scientific Revolution
John Locke (What does John Locke Say?)
-Natural Rights
-Social Contract
Baron de Montesquieu
Enlightenment in America
Great Awakening (Video)
-Jonathan Edwards
-"Sinners in the hands of an Angry God"
  (Start on page 13 at the bottom "The wrath of God..." and continue to the middle of page 16)
-George Whitefield
Diversity in the Colonies
-Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
-"What then, is this American?"
(page 3, last paragraph)
Life in Colonial America
Colonial Press
-John Peter Zenger

Chapter 3 Quizlet Set

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The English in Virginia

Essential Question:
Why were the first English Colonies established?

What helped the Jamestown Colony survive?

How did Virginia grow and change during the 1600s?

Key Terms:
-Sir Walter Raleigh
Joint-Stock Companies
Jamestown - 1607
-"A colony of Gentlemen"
John Smith

"Starving Time"
John Rolfe
-"Brown Gold"

Link to Jamestown Primary Source

Push-Pull Factors
Headright System
House of Burgesses
Indentured Servants
1619 - First Africans
Bacon's Rebellion 1676

Monday, January 28, 2019

Day 3 - Comparing the Old and New Worlds

Video: America Before Columbus Part 1 and discuss the chart

Link to Article on the Nacirema

Slide Show on The Earliest Americans

Key Terms:
"3 G's"
Colombian Exchange
Treaty of Tordesillas
Line of Demarcation
Black Legend

Three Worlds Meet Video

Character Clash Activity

Civilizations/ Countries
Ex. Spain

Ex. Inca
Domesticated Animals



Staple Crops