Great second day, folks, and welcome to those that just joined us in APUSH today! Our focus today was on moving us from theory to rudimentary application of historical thinking skills. We took our understanding of the approach to history from the summer reading on Silas Deane and used it to poke holes in the common representations of Native American populations before and after the arrival of Europeans. The video clips we watched and the primary source documents we examined to critique the video clips and to create a more complete and accurate picture of Native life are posted under the activities in Period 1.
We also spoke briefly about the required note taking for this class. Remember that all textbook notes must be handwritten and follow the modified Cornell Notes format. Additionally, each chapter should be summarized using the foursquare analysis of Continuities & Changes, Cause & Effect, Comparison & Contrast, and Historical Context (Defining the Period). The PDF attached below details these requirements. Remember that these requirements start with Chapter 3! Chapter 2 notes (in whatever format you like) are due tomorrow.