Congratulations on a good week. Today we continued our discussion on the depth and complexity of history by looking at the mysterious death of Silas Deane. Good work with this challenging concept.
If you'd like to read more about Silas Deane and see the chapter your APUSH teachers made this lesson from, here is a link: http://www.westga.edu/~history/FacultyUpdated/EMacKinnon/Spring%202011%20Syllabi%20and%20Materials/After%20the%20Fact%20Prologue--The%20Strange%20Death%20of%20Silas%20Deane.pdf
We introduced AP Historical Thinking Skills in a powerpoint and related that to SIlas Deane and finished class with a Crash Course history on the Columbian Exchange and a very very brief glimpse at the documentary version of Jared Diamond's book Guns, Germs and Steal. If you'd like to continue watching that movie, see here:
I posted the AP Thinking Skills introduction in course documents.
Yesterday students presented their research on Native American civilizations pre- and post-Contact with Europeans. You will find links to each of those below. I was very pleased with your work here - don't forget to be considerate of your audience by using large font and knowing the material well enough to speak extemporaneously without looking at slides!
Carribean: Arawak https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dZOuE1Jip3wKhMMrDYNOYyPoH0YZNyMzbZ9qvS4tT9U/edit?usp=sharing
Eastern Woodlands https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IX01XYD79HqrLed5IhUefWbCYz1wIaYSGoxNZQVvmsY/edit?usp=sharing
Pacific Northwest: Chinook https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eYSLgZxewtnpTf8xHoWn1AqtPSBn9E8FJdL9uRX441o/edit?usp=sharing
Southwest: Pueblo https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ANW68rnFf1u9yBAKtUXNJr-aaZGMu7hKdvWqPT9rSPQ/edit?usp=sharing
Today we had discussed early european colonization and examined primary documents concerning Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs and Bartolome de las Casas. We introduced the DBQ analysis skills of H-A-P-P and discussed to what extent we can rely on textbooks.
All in all, a great day. Keep it up, APUSHers, and I will look forward to seeing your projects on early indigenous civilizations of the Americas