Unit one starts in 1491 on the eve of contact between European explorers, African nations and Native American Societies and continues through the early development of the colonies.
Key Themes of the Unit.
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1. Before the arrival of Europeans, native populations in North America developed a wide variety of social, political, and economic structures based in part on interactions with the environment and each other.
2. European overseas expansion resulted in the Columbian Exchange, a series of interactions and adaptations among societies across the Atlantic.
3. Contacts among American Indians, Africans, and Europeans challenged the worldviews of each group
4. Differences in imperial goals, cultures, and the North American environments that different empires confronted led Europeans to develop diverse patterns of colonization.
5. European colonization efforts in North America stimulated intercultural contact and intensified conflict between the various groups of colonizers and native peoples.
6. The increasing political, economic, and cultural exchanges within the “Atlantic World” had a profound impact on the development of colonial societies in North America.
Calendar of Events
7/31 - Into
8/1 - Guided Reading 1.1.i + PP1 Slides 1-8
8/2 - Guided Reading 1.1.ii-iii + PP1 Slides 9-17
8/3 - Guided Reading 2.1.i + Colonizers Venn + PP1 Slides 18-24 + Short answer practice