11/26/13

US HISTORY:

Test Time:

Assume the role of a Spanish (2.2-2.3), English (2.5) or French (2.4) explorer. Assume their POV (desire for adventure, riches, and the glory of God and Country).

Writing in the FIRST PERSON point of view, describe how you explored and established settlements in your part of the New World. Reread the chapter sections for your chosen country.

WORLD STUDIES:

Reviewed 3.3, 3.2 and 3.1 assignments. Turned in late reading journals.

11/25/13

US HISTORY:

Hand in Reading Journals for Chapter Two:

Prepare to hand in your reading journal. Have you included the following?

1) Outline:

• Chapter Title

• Essential Question (chapter theme)

• Section titles & Section subheadings

• Important maps, graphs & pictures

• Chapter Summary

• Further Readings

2) What I have learned for each section 2.1-2.6

3) My map activity for pages 29, 39

Study for open book test on Tuesday (tomorrow):

Your knowledge of European exploration and settlement will be tested. It will be open book, focusing on sections 2.2-2.3 (Spain), 2.4 (France) & 2.5 (England). You will have FOUR questions to answer using the information from the sections you’ve selected. Your answers must be written in the point-of-view of a European Explorer.

Let’s prepare for the test!!!

Select either Spain, France or England as a topic of interest.

Turn to those sections and identify the following information:

• Territories explored

• How they were explored

• How colonies were established

• Life of settlers

• Relationship with native Indians

WORLD STUDIES:

Examine 3.3 map on p. 54-55: Identify the highest/lowest elevation for each region, including the region’s natural resources. Due at the end of class. If not finished, it is homework.

 

11/22/13

US HISTORY:

Finish POV assignment, which was assigned Thursday. Begin studying for test on Tuesday.

WORLD STUDIES:

Complete 3.2 reading assignment and GeoTerm vocabulary assignment, which were assigned on Thursday.

11/21/13

US HISTORY:

Close-read “Who Was the Real Columbus?”. As you do, please identify and describe each of the following points-of-view using complete sentences that are in your own words:

Spanish and Indian encounters

Taino Indian:

Columbus:

Las Casa’s:

The actions of Columbus

Washington Irving: (example)

“He considered Columbus as a hero who was ambitious, lofty and noble. Even if Columbus’s action harmed Indians, Irving considered these actions as merely errors of the times.”

Samuel Eliot Morison:

Howard Zinn:

WORLD STUDIES:

Select a GEOTERM assigned to you.

1. Find the definition of the word, but explain its meaning in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition from the book or dictionary.

2. Draw a word diagram with pictures or words other graphic that shows how the word relates to something you already know.

3. Write a sentence that explains how the word relates to settlement patterns and ways of life.

4. Repeat for the other three GEOTERMS.

11/20/13

US HISTORY:

Read 2.6. What are the motivation and methods of Dutch exploration? Write what you’ve learned in your journal for 2.6.

WORLD STUDIES:

Quietly read section 2.5. On a separate sheet of paper, identify the definition of a plural society. Explain how James and Marie are examples of a plural society. Include your answers in your reading journal for 3.1.

 

11/19/13

US HISTORY:

Close-read 2.5: Explain why it was so difficult for the English colonists to settle in the new world? What eventually allowed it to prosper by 1616? Use Roanoke, Jamestown settlers, Pocahontas, starving time, and tobacco as part of your evidence. Hand in as a paragraph.

WORLD STUDIES:

Work together with group partners to outline Chapter 3. Include the following:

• Chapter Title

• Section titles & Section subheadings

• Essential Question

• GeoTerms

• Important maps, graphs & pictures

• “What do I know/not know?”

 

 

11/18/13

US HISTORY:

We completed the film on Jamestown and discussed our notes. (See Friday 11/15/13)

WORLD STUDIES:

Today we outlined Unit 2 overview on pages 40-49 in our reading journals. (Reading journals for chapter two were due Friday.)

Work together with group partners to outline Unit 2. Include the following:

• Unit Title

• Chapter Titles

• Essential Terms

• Topics and Themes

• Important maps, graphs & pictures

• “What do I know/not know?”

11/15/13

US HISTORY:

Jamestown: Against All Odds. For what reason did the English explore and settle in Virginia? What methods did they use to take hold of and settle Jamestown? Watch the video. Identify the reason for English exploration and the struggles they suffered against natives and with themselves.

We will finish the film on Monday.

WORLD STUDIES:

We completed the map test and turned in our reading journals for chapter 2.

 

11/14/13

US HISTORY:

We watched a ten minute video on Samuel de Champlain and took notes. We also began reading 2.4 and looked up Quebec, Iroquois, Huron, Champlain, and Coureurs de bois and answered what they were and what they had to do with the French fur trade. It is due tomorrow. (Homework!)

WORLD STUDIES:

We did a self-assessment test over chapter two and studied for the map test, which is tomorrow.

 

11/13/13

US HISTORY:

(periods 1-2, 4) Today were grade checks. Those with an F will be assigned homework lunch until they are caught up.

(Period 7) We completed 2.3 reading assignment. Grade reports for those with Fs were handed out. They too have homework lunch until they are caught up.

WORLD STUDIES:

(periods 3, 8) Today were grade checks. Those with an F will be assigned homework lunch until they are caught up.

Period 8 handed in the reading assignment for 2.7. See yesterday’s post for the assignment questions.