Unit II: Colonial Settlement
Unit II PowerPoint: This is the same PowerPoint we use in class, this is a great resource for finding missing notes, and reviewing before quizzes and exams.
Unit II Timeline Project: Students will create a timeline project in order to familiarize themselves with major events associated with the period of study.
Unit II Timeline Poster: (Homework) Students will expand their knowledge by creating a timeline poster about an event in the world (non-american).
Unit II Vocabulary Words / Word Packet Students will begin the process of studying key terms associated with the period of study.
Unit II Vocabulary Crossword: (Homework) A crossword puzzle designed to help students review their vocabulary terms prior to the quiz. (The format is a little messed up, but the whole assignment is there.)
Colonies Map Project / Map Handout: Students will create a map of the original 13 colonies, in order to have a visual representation of the early colonial structure.
Roanoke Comic Strip: Students will create a comic strip or a short story depicting what they think happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
Religious Freedom Write-Up: (Homework) Students will discuss their opinions about the importance of having religious freedom today, and the need for people during colonial times to have the freedom of religion.
Colonies "Pop-Up" book / Rubric: Students will create a 'pop-up' book about the different types of colonies, (Northern, and Southern) specifically.
Quiz Review Questions: (Homework) Students will answer a series of questions that will help prepare them for the coming quiz.
Middle Passage Story: Students will create a comic strip/short story in the 1st person point of view about being a slave trapped in the middle passage. This is to reinforce the terrible conditions that they were placed in.
Smugglers Cove Story Project: In this short-term project students will create a story/comic/map about their ideal location and goods that they would smuggle during this time period.
Great Awakening Homework: (Homework) Homework about the first Great Awakening, which brought a series of religious rebirth through the colonies.
Freedom of Speech: Students will exercise their freedom of speech by writing down their feelings about the class and turning them in. Their names will not need to be included.
French and Indian War Homework: (Homework) Students will study the French and Indian War in deeper detail to see how this event set the stage for future conflicts.
Test Review Questions: (Homework) Students will answer a series of questions in order to help prepare them for the up coming exam.
Unit II Study Guide: (Extra Credit) Students who complete this study guide will have an opportunity to add 20 points to any missing/incomplete assignment.
Unit II Standards Review: These questions are pulled directly from the standards. These questions are completed in class and are open book/notes and are recorded as an exam grade.
Unit II Assignments
Unit II Colonial Settlement covers the Spanish, French, and English early attempts at colonization with an emphasis on the English colonies. With their failed attempts at Roanoke, to their near disastrous results at Jamestown.
We then focus on problems developing in the colonies that lead towards the American Revolution, such as taxation, freedom of religion, Native American conflicts, the Navigation acts, and the French and Indian War.
Unit II is a staging point for the American Revolution. With colonist no longer struggling to survive, they begin to struggle for their freedom from a "tyrant" king 3,000 miles away. They begin to push for representation, and equal say and government.
Be sure to check the Unit II Extra Credit and Review sections!
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