Today we took our first Chapter quiz. We will have those grades back to you ASAP. We are also wrapping up the Summer Assignments and should have those added to the grade book soon as well. After the quiz, we walked in detail through writing up an HAPP analysis of a historical document, using an excerpt from Bartolome de las Casas as our sample. If your class did not get to or finish the individual HAPP write up of the excerpt from Richard Hakluyt (found under Period 2), you need to do that this weekend. We will debrief and evaluate those first thing in class on Tuesday after your extended weekend off.
Also this weekend you need to read the excerpt on Indian Slavery in South Carolina poster under Period 2 Activities and be prepared to discuss it in detail during class on Tuesday. You are not required to take notes on that reading, but you may if you wish. Have a great long weekend!
Today we discussed the Columbian Exchange and the types of outcomes that resulted from the new era of sustained contact between the continents. We tried to add nuance to historical events by uncovering some of the lesser known historical actors, including foods, microbes, climate change, and even worms.
Tomorrow, Chapter 3 notes are due! Make sure you are hand writing your chapter notes as well. You DO NOT have to use the "foursquare" format we showed you in class, but you should focus on identifying those types of concepts as you take notes in whatever format you choose.
The topic today was primarily Pre-Columbian Native American cultures. After a table team discussion over your Chapter 2 noters, we dove into a set of primary and secondary sources which revealed details about the society and culture that existed along the East coast of North America at the time of contact with English Settlers. Afterwards we covered a brief summary of the history of Indigenous societies in North America. The most significant take-away from that discussion was that there was enormous change over time and that the peoples in North America developed complex, sophisticated, and diverse societies which impressed and even awed the first Europeans ton contact and record them.
Don't forget, Chapter 3 is due on Friday!
Today we engaged in a debrief of your most significant take-aways from the summer assignment then proceeded to introduce some concepts central to how we approach history in this class then engaging in an example exercise comparing two historical cultures. We ended the day analyzing and critiquing some media representations of Native American/European first contact.
Tomorrow, Chapter 2 is due and Chapter 3 is due on Friday!
Welcome to the new school year and to APUSH at Green Hope! Today we had a very different opening of school compared to recent years, so we only had time to briefly explain the class, introduce the syllabus, and then dive into the Summer Assessment. We will go over the results of these assessments in class sometime during the next few days.
Please take a few minutes to get acquainted with this website tonight and your Chapter 2 notes are due on Wednesday!
Welcome once again! We're going to have a great semester together!