Unit 1: Colonization to Independence
Unit Understanding Goals:
General Unit 1 Resources
Lesson #1: Defining the "Nation"
UG: What is a nation?
Homework: If necessary, finish reading the “Guiding Fiction” handout from class. Write a one-page reflection elaborating on the usefulness of the concepts of “imagined communities” and “guiding fictions.”
Lesson #2: Colonial Virginia
UG: How should historians characterize the North American frontier?
Vocabulary: Jamestown, indentured servant, House of Burgesses, Headright System
Homework: Read “The Origins of Slavery” (text pp. 70, 72-77) and outline.
Lesson #3: From Servitude to Slavery
UG: When and why did Virginia begin to replaced its indentured servants with permanent slaves?
Vocabulary: Triangular Trade, Middle Passage, Bacon's Rebellion, slave code
Homework: (1) Read “English History: The Charles Sandwich” handout. (2) Read “The Puritans” (text pp.46-51, 54-56) and outline.
Lesson #4: The Puritans
UG: What was the purpose of the "Mayflower Compact?"
Vocabulary: Puritans, Separatists, Mayflower Compact, predestination
Homework: (1) Read “Colonial New England” (text pp.80-85) and outline. (2) Read and annotate John Winthrop "A Citty Upon a Hill."
Lesson #5: "A City upon a Hill"
UG: What type of society did the Puritans hope to create in the "New World?"
Vocabulary: New England Town Meetings.
Homework: Begin writing the "Comparing the Chesapeake & New England Colonies" essay.
Lesson #6: Thirteen Colonies Jigsaw Activity
UG: What were the main social, economic, and political characteristics of the 13 colonies?
Vocabulary: James Oglethorpe, Maryland Edict of Toleration
Homework: Finish writing the "Comparing the Chesapeake & New England Colonies" essay.
Lesson #7: Internal Assessment Research
UG: How should I research my topic for the Internal Assessment?
Homework: Rd. "The French & Indian War" (text pp.115-124) and outline. Skip the “Braddock’s Blundering” and “Pitt’s Palms of Victory” sections.
Lesson #8: The French & Indian War
UG: What impact did the French & Indian (Seven Years) War have on relations between the colonies and Great Britain?
Vocabulary: Albany Congress, Proclamation of 1763
Homework: Work on Internal Assessment. Your research question must be approved by Mr. Clarke by Thurs., 10/11.
Lesson #9: Mercantilism Simulation
UG: How did the British mercantilist system function in theory and practice?
Vocabulary: Navigation Acts, mercantilism, salutary neglect
Read text pp.129-132 and answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper: 1) What did the Stamp Act do? 2) How did the English colonists resist the Stamp Act?
Lesson #10: Taxation without Representation
UG: What impact did changes in British tax policies have on the American colonies?
Vocabulary: Stamp Act, Townsend Acts, Non-Importation Agreements
Homework: Work on IA. Research question must be approved by Mr. Clarke by Thurs., 10/11.
Lesson #11: The Boston Massacre
UG: How should we characterize the incident that occurred in Boston on March 5, 1770?
Vocabulary: Paul Revere, John Adams, The Sons of Liberty
Homework: Read "Events Leading to the Revolution" (text pp. 132-139) and outline.
Lesson #12: The Road to War
UG: Why did the English colonies begin to forcibly resist British policies?
Vocabulary: Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Committees of Correspondence, Coercive (Intolerable) Acts, Battles of Lexington & Concord
Lesson #13: The Declaration of Independence
UG: What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
Vocabulary: Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, Natural Rights, Social Contract, Thomas Paine
Lesson #14: Fighting the War of Independence
UG: What strategies and tactics did each side use in the War of Independence?
Vocabulary: war of attrition, George Washington, Battle of Saratoga, Benjamin Franklin, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris (Great Britain) of 1783
Lesson #15: The Radicalism of the American Revolution
UG: How radical was the American Revolution?
Homework: Complete the Unit 1 Review Sheet
Lesson #16: Unit 1 Review
UG: To review Unit 1 Understanding Goals.
Homework: Study for Unit 1 Exam. Be ready for a Unit 1 Notebook check (to include vocabulary flash cards).
Lesson #17: Unit 1 Exam: Colonization to Independence
UG: To assess student mastery of Unit I understanding goals.
Homework: Write one of the Unit 1 Essay Questions