Due for Wednesday 9/27 and Thursday 9/28 The Original 13 Colonies
 
  1)  Watch the following video by a great SC teacher and answer the attached questions.
          No, you cannot switch into his class because he is smarter, better looking and doesn't

          teach at NWSA.  Sorry.
    2)  Read the following textbook section on the middle colonies. Answer Big Idea questions

         A-C AND the questions at the end of the section 1-4.
    3) Complete the following worksheet after reading the study guides.   This will help you
        prepare for the major test on Fri. 9/29 / Mon. 10/02.  
The test will cover the following: 
                Early Colonial Notes          Colonial Geography Facts         13 Colonies Map 


​  Due for Monday 9/25 and Tuesday 9/26 The Original 13 Colonies
   
1)  Read the following textbook pages and define the vocabulary on Pg 54 in "The Americans" 
   
   •Puritans •John Winthrop •Separatist •Plymouth Colony •Massachusetts Bay Colony
       •Roger Williams •Anne Hutchinson •Pequot War •Metacom •King Philip’s War 

     2) Answer The Big Idea Questions A-E and questions 1-4 on page 54.  Be able to

          explain your answers in class!

 ​  Due for Tuesday 9/19 and Wednesday 9/20 - Jamestown v. Massachusetts Bay
 
  1) We discussed the problems faced by both Jamestown and Mass. Bay early in their
       histories. Your challenge is to design your own colony which would avoid similar disasters.
       To make it worth your while, it will count as your first test grade.  Future tests will be
       quite difficult so seize the opportunity to earn a good grade on one which you control.  
       Don't be afraid to look up what other forts look like OR ask an adult for advice. 
       The assignment must include: 
         
 A) Map/Layout (3D or drawn)
          B) List of 5 Laws which will govern your colony
          C) List of 50 individuals and their professions to start your colony
               (You can have more than 1 of a single job... example: 3 farmers or 5 soldiers)
          D) List of 5 large items to bring.  Assume 1 animal includes both a male and female.
          E) Choose and JUSTIFY your selection of location A, B or C.  

      I will grade it carefully so please don't turn in something your little brother would laugh at

      and expect a good grade.


  Due for Tuesday 9/19 and Wednesday 9/20 - Jamestown v. Massachusetts Bay

    1) We discussed the problems faced by both Jamestown and Mass. Bay early in their

       histories. Your challenge is to design your own colony which would avoid similar disasters.

       To make it worth your while, it will count as your first test grade.  Future tests will be

       quite difficult so seize the opportunity to earn a good grade on one which you control.  

       Don't be afraid to look up what other forts look like OR ask an adult for advice. 

      I will grade it carefully so please don't turn in something thrown together at the last minute.  

      If you think about it, that's why the real Jamestown turned out so badly.  

    2) (Optional) If you ever worry about humanity, this is food for the soul. But only watch 
        it after finishing the assignment/test.


  Due for Friday 9/15 and Monday 9/18  - English Settlement at Jamestown
  1) Enjoy a rare homework break.  Walk around in the grass without shoes.  Pet a kitten.
      Tell your little brother/sister you love them, even if you sometimes don't. They won't know

       and your parents will think you're awesome. 


  Due for Wednesday 9/13 or Thursday 9/14 - English Settlement at Jamestown

    1) Read Ch. 2 Sect. 2 (Pgs. 42 - 47 ONLY) about the English founding of Jamestown.  

    Then answer Big Idea Questions A-E on a separate sheet of paper.   Jamestown is a tough

     place to live, eh?

    2) Define the following terms:

         •Capt. John Smith •joint-stock company •Jamestown •Powhatan

                  •headright system •indentured servant • Royal Colony


 Due for Monday 9/11 or Tuesday 9/12 - European Conquest of the New World

    1) Watch Episode # 1  of John Green's Crash Course US History and answer the Episode #1  
     questions.   Watch the video as many times as need be to ensure you understand the 
     narrator as he talks faster than the average Southerner.  
    2) Optional- Bring in a large bag of M&M's or Skittles (2 varieties) for a homework pass so we 
      can do a fun mapping activity that explains immigration in the British Colonies.  

    3) Don't forget about the Rho Kappa Honor Society meeting after school at 4:25 on Tuesday!


  Due for Thursday 9/7 or Friday 9/8 - Age of Exploration

    1)  Read Chapter 2, Sect. 1 from the textbook and answer the Big Idea Questions A-E on

         a separate sheet of paper.  Its an interesting description of how Spain conquered much

        of the New World.  

    2) Define the terms listed in question 1 at the end of the reading:  (Quiz next class?)

              •Hernándo Cortés •conquistador •New Spain •Mestizo •Encomienda •

                Francisco Pizarro•  Ponce de León •New Mexico •Popé • Mission

    3) Know the estimated native populations of North America (4 Million), Central America (25 Million)

        and South America (20 million)  around the year 1491 and be able to explain what food sources

        fueled the native civilizations there.  (3 Sisters Agriculture, Potato, etc.)


    Due for Tuesday 9/5 or Wednesday 9/6 - Age of Exploration 
    1) Please watch the following video about European Contact with the New World.  Then
       answer the video questions at the end of the video on a sheet of notebook paper.
   2) Check out your textbook... it has been asking about you all summer and can't wait to
       meet you.   Today's reading is short... Then answer the Big Idea Questions A-E on the
       sides of the pages of the reading.  Also answer Critical Thinking question 3 at the end

       of the reading.
    3) Don't forget to retake the geography quiz if you struggled.  I will make parent
       phone calls home this week and would prefer to talk about positive things. Then again,
       we can talk about the NYC Yankees and stuff that makes people sad. 


  Due Tuesday 9/5 -- Age of Exploration

    1)  Read thefollowing article & answer the questions about Columbus' arrival.

        Then read the second article  and answer the questions.  Its longer but it tells a horror story

         that is hard to believe.

    2) Print out the following study guide for the Early Colonial Era.  It will guide you for your

        next test.

  3) Watch this interesting video by a college professor about early American settlement.  Then

      create 10 questions evenly spread throughout the video (with answers).  Write them as if

       you were the teacher and wanted to make sure your students had UNDERSTOOD the

       video.  Your questions will say a lot about you as a student and thoughtful questions will be

       given a score over 100%. .   If you like the video, you'll love college.  If not, we have some

       work to do.

    4) Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!

 

  Due for Thursday 8/31- Welcome to Honors American History I. Your 1st Assignment will be:

  1) Memorize the following names and locations within the 13 Original US Colonies.  

  Key Terms:    Massachusetts      New Hampshire    Rhode Island    Connecticut    New York

                           New Jersey            Delaware                Virginia              Maryland         N. Carolina

                           S. Carolina              Georgia                   Pennsylvania    Florida- (Spanish colony)

                          Jamestown             Philadelphia          New York City      Charleston     Boston

​                         St. Augustine

                         Atlantic Ocean        Chesapeake Bay      Massachusetts Bay    Gulf of Mexico


  2) Then label the above terms on the attached map or PDF version.  If you don't see a term,

      look it up!

  3) Return your signed copy of the Syllabus and your completed student Info sheet.  

      


American History I Honors