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MISS D'S STARS
First Week of School
Get to Know Your Teacher
Reading and Writing Assignments
Review for the Graduation and EOCT tests
Things You Need to Know for the Course
Unit 1 -Colonial Era
Unit 2- Revolution to Constitution
Unit 3- Creating a Nation
Unit 4- A Divided Nation
Unit 5- Expansion and Reform
Unit 6- Becoming a World Power
Unit 7- National Crisis
Unit 8- America as a World Power
Unit 9- America Creates a Political Identity
Unit 10- America creates a Social Identity
Calendar and Remind 101
Unit 1 -Colonial Era
first 9 weeks
Table of Contents
Georgia's Standards for US History:
How it all began
Unit One-Colonization and Settlement
Georgia's Standards for US History:
SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
a. Explain Virginia’s development; include the Virginia Company, tobacco cultivation, relationships with Native Americans such as Powhatan, development of the House of Burgesses, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the development of slavery.
b. Describe the settlement of New England; include religious reasons, relations with Native Americans (e.g., King Phillip’s War), the establishment of town meetings and development of a legislature, religious tensions that led to the founding of Rhode Island, the half-way covenant, Salem Witch Trials, and the loss of the Massachusetts charter and the transition to a royal colony.
c. Explain the development of the mid-Atlantic colonies; include the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam and subsequent English takeover, and the settlement of Pennsylvania.
d. Explain the reasons for French settlement of Quebec.
e. Analyze the impact of location and place on colonial settlement, transportation, and economic development; include the southern, middle, and New England colonies.
SSUSH2 The student will trace the ways that the economy and society of British North America developed.
a. Explain the development of mercantilism and the trans-Atlantic trade.
b. Describe the Middle Passage, growth of the African population, and African-American culture.
c. Identify Benjamin Franklin as a symbol of social mobility and individualism.
d. Explain the significance of the Great Awakening.
The Spanish were quite active in our area but the English will triumph
How did New England, the Mid-Atlantic colonies, Virginia, and Quebec develop as settlements in North America during the 1600's?
How did the economy and society of British North America develop?
The English Puritans in Massachusetts were distinctly different from the English settlers at Jamestown and their Spanish and French counterparts. The Puritans had come to the New World as families intending to stay and replicate that part of English society which they approved of. This meant they would grow in population much more quickly, build more permanent structures, approach town building in a more organized fashion and have a greater sense of community welfare compared to the highly individualistic loners of Jamestown.
Questions that you will be able to answer after completing this unit:
What is mercantilism?
How did mercantilism affect the settlement of North America?
Why did people immigrate to the colonies?
Where are the Spanish, English, French, Dutch settlements?
How did Jamestown, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, New Amsterdam and
Quebec develop as settlements?
How did place and location impact on Jamestown and New York city?
What conflicts arose as a result of colonies being settled?
How did the colonies support themselves economically?
What characterized the colonist's relations with the Native Americans?
What were the beginnings of government in the colonies?
How did representative government begin in the colonies?
Who are the first 13 colonies?
How did the New England colonists develop politically?
How did the colonists change the lands of North and South America?
What is the Columbian exchange?
What were the religious tensions and issues of the colonies?
How did the Columbian exchange, Triangular trade and Middle Passage
affect the economies of the colonies?
How did new ideas in the colonies affect the development of the
How is Ben Franklin a symbol of social mobility and individualism in the
What is the significance of the Great Awakening?
House of Burgesses
House of Burgesses,
New England town meetings,
types of colonies: royal, proprietary, religious,
King Phillip’s war,
French and Indian War,
1763 Treaty of Paris,
half way covenant,
Salem Witch trials
Anne Hutchinson in exile
13 colonies Information
The 13 Originals
Clickable Map of the 13 Colonies
Mr. Nussbaum tells all about the original 13
Timeline for the 13 colonies
Congress for Kids 13 colonies activities
1.Some readings for this unit are under the "Readings and writing Assignments" wiki chapter. More on that in class.
2. Make vocabulary cards for 20 of the above vocab words. You can use flash cards such as 3X5 cards from Wal-Mart. Use the Frayer model to make cards.
3. Notes and review work are due after you take the unit test.
4. Click here for the Pre-Colonial power points-
Discovering the Americas.ppt
I.The factors that led to the colonization of the continent.ppt
You are responsible for knowing these slides from World History classes and completing the worksheet (that we will work on in class) that will be handed in on your test date. Click here for Pre-Colonial Worksheet
Pre-colonial notes using wiki 2013.doc
5. Click here for the Colonial Era power point-
II. The Colonial Era.ppt
6. In class, students will use Cornell notes but for make up, in case of illness, here are Colonial era power point blank note pages-click here
Notes for colonial era.doc
7. Unit review Pages for the test:
Unit 1 Colonial era review 2008-9.doc
Review for Colonial Era-1600’s.ppt
8. Thirteen Colonies Project. Click here:
Study Skills Thirteen Colonies Project.doc
Regular and Adv. Thirteen Colonies Project 2013.doc
Shipbuilding became the primary industry of Boston and these ships engaged in a triangular trade which followed the clockwise Atlantic trade winds. For example, a ship might be built and crewed in Boston. It would sail to England with a cargo of rum and timbers and exchange these for firearms and metal tools. From here, the ship would sail to Africa where it would exchange most of the tools and firearms for African slaves. The next stop might be in the Caribbean where it would exchange most of the slaves for sugar. In Virginia, the remainder of the slaves would be exchanged for cotton and tobacco. Back in Boston the sugar would be unloaded and turned into molasses and the whole cycle would repeat itself
9. For Colombian Exchange Map work and activity click here
Columbian Exchange Activity.doc
10. Mayflower Compact activity
11. 13 colonies chart
13 colonies compare and contrast.doc
12. Middle Passage reading and questions
13. Ben Franklin and Nat Bacon readings
Ben Franklin worksheet 2013.doc
Nat Bacon reading.pdf
14. Geography Map for colonization areas and colonizers
Label the World Map for US colonization.docm
15. Quizzes are both unannounced and announced and are not posted on the wiki. Tests are announced in advance but are not posted on the wiki.
King Philip's War
Founding of Jamestown Interactive Game
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