Today we looked at early English colonization through a couple of lenses. First we completed a DocBlock over a letter home from an indentured servant, Richard Frethorne. We then examined some passenger lists to make inferences about the makeup of and differences between the English Colonies in America and we also interpreted some primary sources and data from Jamestown to draw conclusions about life expectancy.
Tonight, you need to be working on your Chapter 4 notes, which are due FRIDAY, and you need to listen to the podcast at THIS LINK in preparation for tomorrow's in class activities.
One last note, don't forget that starting tomorrow you will need to travel to class by walking around the access roadway sidewalk instead of down the stairway to the Mods due to the ongoing construction.
Today we started with the first Chapter Quiz, this one covering Chapter 3. We then discussed Bartolome de las Casas and the HAPP process. Mr. Richardson got a bit further, spending a few minutes analyzing passenger lists of voyages from Europe to America during the early English colonization. This will be on the agenda for Mr. Hutchison's classes tomorrow.
Also for tomorrow, you need to complete the DocBlock we started in class and then read the selection on Indian Slavery in South Carolina under the activites at the top of Perios 2 materials on this website and be prepared to discuss your thoughts tomorrow. Chapter 4 is due Thursday!
Today we explored the effects of the Columbian Exchange and how sustained contact between the Americas and the rest of the world has created ripples of change in ecosystems, global climate, and human populations. We also touched briefly on the DocBlock process and discussed the important takeaway's from Chapter 2.
Don't forget that Chapter 3 is due tomorrow and Hutchison's classes need to complete your brief responses to the 2-minute drill question as well.
Today we used what we had learned from the Silas Deane reading over the summer to take a fresh look at Pre-Columbian Native american societies and the nature of contact with European arrivals to the Americas. We examined some sources from the historical record and compared them to representations of Native people in mainstream media and discussed the disparities. We then briefly discussed the diversity present in Native societies and the reasons Europeans were interested in and capable of coming to the Americas.
Don't forget that Chapter 2 notes are due on Monday! I have attached below the four square chart I presented in class today that you should complete after reading each Chapter. If you have any questions, shoot me a message! Have a great weekend!
Great first day today! I'm excited about what's in store for this semester! Today we mainly discussed the approach of the class, the expectations we have of you and what you could expect from us, and the policies of the syllabus. Remember that you can find the syllabus via the syllabus tile on the main page of this website if you have questions.
Please be sure to return your signed contracts and student information sheets by Monday next week. Also, don't forget that Chapter 2 is due that Monday and Chapter 3 on Tuesday. Review your Silas Deane reading selection from the summer assignment tonight to be prepared for tomorrow's discussion.
Welcome to Spring Semester, 2018!
We are excited to start up again and about the great things we have planned for APUSH this semester! Everyone should be prepared for the first day and the Summer Assignment Exam, because we hit the ground running in class. We have two semesters worth of college level course work to wrestle with in one high school semester, so this can be challenging. That said however, we are always here to help you, support you, and encourage you. If you ever have questions or need direction, please seek us out and we will be more than happy to work with you.
A few notes that will help you be successful in this class:
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns as we get started with the Spring 2017 semester. See everyone Thursday!