2-5 September 2014

This week’s Essential Question: How was the colonization of New England different from the colonization of Virginia, and how did this contribute to the rise of American Regionalism?

Key vocabulary for this week:
  • colony, colonization
  • monarchy, subject
  • mercantilism
  • primogeniture (pry-mo-gen-i-chur)
  • regionalism

Key activity & accomplishment for the week: We will construct presentations that compare and contrast New England and Virginia, using PowerPoint or Keynote.

Schedule –
  • Tuesday: What do we know? (Review of what we remember from US 1A.) Stump the chump. Introduction to the issue of American Regionalism.
  • Wednesday – Thursday: Intensive lab work.
  • Friday: Presentations (your presentation will be your “test”)



Tuesday’s Agenda:

STUMP the CHUMP. Purpose: We will work today to figure out what we remember from the last time we took US1 by working in groups to construct three questions we have that will stump the chump. (Mr. D is the chump.)

Introduction to American Regionalism. What is American Regionalism? What are the biggest regions in the US? Why is this important? How did the Colonization of the US contribute to this?
  • Vocab review
  • Concept review
  • Using this information in the real world

Homework: Continue to work on your letter of introduction. These are due Friday.

Wednesday – Friday in the Lab. Agenda will be online.

STUMP THE CHUMP Name: ___
2 September 2014

Working in pairs of two to three, you need to come up with two good questions for each of these categories. See if you can stump the chump with good questions. We will take notes and discuss from everyone’s questions at the end. You have 15 minutes to compose your questions.

Category #1 – Where did European Americans come from?

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Category #2 – The American Colonies – Society

1.


2.


Category #3 – Ideas and Beliefs and the Colonies

1.


2.

Category #4 – The economics (business, money) of the Colonies

1.


2.


Category #5 – Politics of the Colonies

1.


2.


Remember, the idea is to come up with GOOD questions, based on your prior knowledge of material from this course.

Wed. - Friday

Lab Work

Essential Question: See above
Procedure:
  • Pair with another student. One student will research the early Massachusetts Bay Colony, the other will research the Jamestown Colony in Virginia.
  • Using good search techniques (we will note them in class), consider the following questions:

  1. When was the colony founded?
  2. Who was behind the founding of the colony?
  3. Who were the early colonists?
  4. What was the primary reason these people went to the colony?
  5. What kind of government did they establish?
  6. What was their early society like?
  7. What significant issues did they have to deal with in the first 25 years of the colony?
  • You should use at least three different websites for information on these questions.
  • Type out your answers as a series of research notes in your Google Drive. Be sure to include information about your source with your research note.
  • As a team create a presentation with slides (in Google Apps) that explain what you learned about each colony, and then compare and contrast the two colonies to make an educated guess (speculate) about how the differences might contribute to American Regional Differences today. We will share our presentations on Friday and take notes on each others' work.
This will be worth 50 points. A rubric will follow.