Due for Friday 9/20 and Monday 9/23 -  Test through the French & Indian War 
   1)  Watch the following video by another teacher on the French and Indian War.  There are a couple
         of minor issues but its a good recap of the French and Indian/ 7 Years War.  Then answer the
         following questions to make sure you are ready for today's upcoming test. 
   2) Complete the following handout showing population growth in the 13 colonies. Use different
     colors for each colony to graph the size of the 13 colonies between 1740 and 1800. I already placed the
      1740 starting totals for each colony on the graph... it is up to you to add the data points for 1760 and
      1780. The 1800 numbers are not included so you will have to PREDICT the growth of each colony based
       on prior 1760-1780 numbers. Feel free to guess but pay attention to the trend for each colony when

        you do!

    3)  We will use the following handout for the coming Road to Revolution in-class notes.

  Due for Wednesday and Thursday (9/18 & 19) British Colonial Development

       1) Finish reading the Chapter 4...  pay close attention to the French & Indian War.  Then
        answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper:
         A) The French & Indian War has been described as an “Inevitable War for Empire”.  Is this statement 
          accurate and was the War's outcome?
         B) What were the conditions of the Treaty of Paris I (1763)?  
         C) What after-effects from the war would haunt the British?  The French?
         D) Why did Chief Pontiac revolt after the French and Indian War?  What was the outcome of his "revolt"?

    2) Define and learn the following terms: 
          Ohio River Valley  - Seven Years/French Indian War - Albany Plan of Union 
        Iroquois Confederation - William Pitt - Ft. Duquesne - Battle of Quebec
        Treaty of Paris I (1763) - Chief Pontiac’s Rebellion - Proclamation Line of 1763

    3) If you missed the video in class today, you can watch it here.  It was on the English Colonies

         and narrated by a college professor.  afterwards answer these questions.   Watching this video

         will helps earn an "A", mad respect, and an imaginary friend named Mr. Vitale. Be the first on your

          block to have one.  If we watched it in class, you do not have to do it!

  Due for Monday and Tuesday (9/16 & 9/17)  British Colonial Development

    1) In the 1700's a religious wave swept over the British Colonies. Read Ben Franklin's account of his
       meeting with one of the movements biggest preachers, George Whitfield.  It's an insightful "take" on 
      the First Great Awakening as seen through the eyes of America's greatest thinker of the age.  Sadly, 

     Ben Franklin was notoriously cheap.  Pay attention to the clash between Franklin's morals and his

     greed as he listened to Whitefield, who tried to talk him into donating for an orphanage in another

    colony. Then answer these questions and decide who won... Franklin's pocketbook or Whitefield's vision?

  Due for Thursday and Friday (9/12 & 9/13) British Colonial Development

    1)  Read Chapter 4 pgs. 114-134 in your textbook.  Answer the following questions on a separate sheet 
       of paper:
          A) What roles did women play in English colonial society? Did those roles differ between northern
               and southern colonies?
          B) Who were the new migrants coming to the colonies in the early 1700’s. Why did they leave Europe
               and Africa and where did they tend to settle?
          C) In what ways did the Enlightenment & the Great Awakening challenge traditional sources of 
               authority? Be specific about what authorities were being challenged by each!
          D) What groups of people were most likely to participate in the Great Awakening and why?

      2) Know the following chapter 4 terms:

              First Great Awakening - Old lights vs New lights -John Edwards and George Whitfield
              Harvard University - William & Mary College - Scot-Irish immigrants - Anglican Church
              Paxton Boys - Regulator Movement - The Enlightenment - John Locke - Ben Franklin

                                                                          Cotton Mather
      3) Next set of notes for the coming classes? Try these:   Late Colonial Notes

      4) 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.  Then watch this video and  destroy all the goodwill you earned. 

     5) If you wanted to review your answers to the short answer prompt we discussed in class,

          spend a minute looking over this short analysis, complete with some of your peer's answers.

         There is a perfect answer, an average answer and a poor answer.  Which was most like yours?.

 Due for Tuesday or Wednesday (9/10  & 9/11) - British Colonial Development
    1) Ever wonder what a teacher's writing ability was in college? Wish you could read Mrs. Sears'

        assignments from high school?  I cannot help with that but you CAN read the following paper 

        given to me by Mr. Lawler to understand the connection between Slavery & Sugar in the New

        World. He was pretty good at history before he was an Asst. Principal 
    2)  Read Chapter 3 in the Henretta Textbook (pgs. 80-111) and answer these questions: 

              A) Kindness aside, who was William Penn, and why did he found Pennsylvania?  (pg. 76)
              B) A tough leader named Edmond Andros' enforced the Dominion of New England.

                      What was it and why did it fail?
              C) Read the Map/Chart on pg. 91, which colonies would be the most profitable to the

                       British economy? Which colonies probably were not?
              D) About what percentage of the slaves removed  from Africa were brought to Britain's North

                       American colonies? If not to North America, where did the majority of African slaves go

                       and why?

              E)  How did the Northern colonial economy develop? (pg 94-95)

              F)  Explain the "Triangular Trade" (South Atlantic System) which dominated colonial shipping.
              G  You will find the British allowed salutary neglect to affect their colonies for 100 years.

                       What were its consequences in the colonies? (pg. 98-99)

            H)  !What is the difference between a Royal Colony, a Proprietary Colony and a Joint-Stock Colony?

 Due for Friday or Monday (9/6 & 9/19)​​ -  English Settlement
 1) Finish reading the info for each colony and complete the chart.  It's due today! 
 2) Watch Mr. Pate's video about colonial angst.  Hint, Hint...take notes.  It's only 13 
      minutes long and you should watch the whole thing. Bad things happen to those
     who don't. Remember the girl in the well from the movie "The Ring"?  She's waiting
      for students like the one in the video who turn off the video early.

   3) Don't forget the first Rho Kappa History Honor Society meeting of the year is after school

     on Tuesday (9/11)  from 4:25 to about 5:10 in the library.  Please fill out an application and get it to

      Mr. Vitale if you (or a friend) is interested.

Due for Wednesday or Thursday (9/4 and 9/5)   -Spanish vs. English Settlement
 1) If we did not finish this video  in class, please watch it.  The professor does an
      AMAZING job of describing the differences between the Northern (Mass Bay)
      and Southern (Jamestown and Chesapeake Bay) English colonies. It's 25 minutes
      of incredibly useful info. Then answer these questions.  You'll... appreciate having
      watched it when test day arrives. If it is not playing in your Chrome book browser, watch it on

      your phone or read the transcript of the video right below on the same screen.
 2) Start reading the info sheets for each colony and begin filling in the chart.  We will discuss 
     characteristics of the original 13 (actually 12) colonies.  Fun fact-Delaware wasn't 
     really a colony.  It started as three lowland counties in Penn. Regardless, the chart is

      due on either Friday or Monday (/7 or 9/10). 

   3)  Optional- Bring in a large bag of M&M's or Skittles in exchange for a homework pass so we 
      can do a fun mapping activity that explains immigration to the British Colonies.  

Due for Friday or Tuesday (8/30 and 9/3)   -Exploration and Colonization Test
1)  Textbook readings formally begin with Chapter 2... Read pgs. 40-79  
    2) Answer the following questions:

      a) How did the N. American colonies of the Spanish, Dutch, French and English differ?
      b) Why were death rates so high in early Jamestown (and other southern colonies)?
      c) Explain why Bacon's Rebellion is so important to US history. (pg. 56)
      d) What were the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans? (pg. 58)
      e) What were the major differences between the North & Southern English colonies?
      f) What did John Winthrop mean when he called Mass. Bay a "City on a Hill"?
      g) How were the New England Town Meetings a different form of democracy than Virginia's House

           of Burgesses?
      h) What were the long term impacts of King Philip's War on New England?
      I) Why did the leaders of Massachusetts Bay expel Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson?

3) Rho Kappa, the History Honor Society has an interest meeting on Tuesday (9/3) 
       at 8:15 or 4:25 in Mr. Vitale's trailer.  Drop by for a taste of what's to come this year. Officer
        elections will follow  next week at the first regular meeting on 9/11. 
   4) Please order the AMSCO guide (any edition is ok).  It can be found at the following link 
       for about $18.95.  (Although optional,  the AMSCO guide is VERY helpful)

    5) I posted the 1 A grades to powerschool.  They were curved and over half the class received an A

          or B.  If you want to review what you missed and come in for a retake, I'll be in early every day

          from Wed (9/4 to Monday 9/9)  Or you can try this approach.
  Due for Wednesday or Thursday 8/28 & 29 -       Exploration and Colonization
  1) We will begin with these class notes on early colonial terms today.
  2) The Colonial Era Powerpoints from class have been loaded here if you wish to
          review them.
   3)  Optional (Extra Credit) - Finish watching the following movie about the Colombian
        Exchange  and complete these questions from class.  Yes, its over an hour, but its
        the BEST review on the discovery of the Americas and it will prepare you for the Unit 
        test. If you have the time, this video is well worth it. 

 Due for Wednesday or Thursday 8/19/20  & 8/20/20-      Welcome! 
   1) Login to Daily Zoom Call 
    2) Fill out the Student Information Form on Google
    3) Sign onto the Remind App by texting " a4h8gd " to 81010 
    4) Please sign in at the AP website and enroll in your class section.  Just use the join code which

         matches your class period:   

Period 3A - 7AKQ2V                Period 2B- 2YVZAM          

       5)  Complete first Reading Assignment and answer the following questions as homework:

           A) Explain why American Indians were so diverse in 1491?
           B) How did the Spanish Colonies differ from the English colonies?
           C) How did religious beliefs influence American colonization?
           D) How did Columbus reflect the values of 15th century Europe?
           E)Analyze the impact of American colonization on Spain, the mother country?

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