Due for Wednesday 9/27 and Thursday 9/28 The Original 13 Colonies
No, you cannot switch him for me because he is smarter and better looking. Sorry.
2) Read the following textbook section on the middle colonies. Answer Big Idea q's A-C.
prepare for the major test on Fri. 9/29 / Mon. 10/2. The test will cover the following:
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 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 from middle school and call it a day.
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.
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?
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 needed 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. Learn about it!
2) Define the following terms listed in the reading: (Perhaps a quiz next class?)
•Hernándo Cortés •conquistador •New Spain •Mestizo •Encomienda •
Francisco Pizarro •New Mexico •Popé
Due for Tuesday 9/5 or Wednesday 9/6 - Age of Exploration
1) Please watch the following video about European Exploration in 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 in 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 for Friday 9/1 and Tuesday 9/5 classes --Age of Exploration
1) Read the following article & answer the questions about Columbus' arrival.
2) Print out the following study guide for the Early Colonial Era. It will guide you for your
Due for Wednesday 8/30 and Thursday 8/31 classes-
Welcome to American History. Your 1st Assignment
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
Atlantic Ocean Chesapeake Bay Massachusetts Bay Gulf of Mexico
look it up!