WEEK #2 (August 21-25)
Monday: Mr Wilson gave us our first vocabulary quiz, had us put our name on our folders, and had us submit our homework. We started our discussion of the British in America.
Tuesday: We continued our Powerpoint on the British in America, and the founding of the 13 colonies POWERPOINT Reading 34-45
Wednesday: We continued presenting and taking notes about the reason the 13 colonies exist, and introduced our first project.
Project Outline...Project Scoring Rubric...Reading from the text 45-64
Thursday: We worked on our projects, using our class time wisely to complete as much as possible in our time together
Friday: We presented our projects, listening respectfully and earning points for relevant questions of other groups.
Week #2 Homework: Please watch any of the videos here and fill out one of these note catchers using the Cornell Notes method we learned in the video we watched last week. Use the Essential Question What ideas, beliefs, and institutions did colonists bring to the Americas?
Week #2 Vocab
- Headright System - is a legal right to a grant of land, generally offered to settlers who were planning to occupy uninhabited areas.
- Indentured Servitude - a contract by which one agrees to work for a certain number of years in exchange for transportation, food, clothing, and shelter
- Jamestown - Settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas
- John Smith - English explorer and early leader of the Jamestown Colony
- Joint-Stock Company - forerunner of the modern corporation that was organized for undertakings requiring large amounts of capital
- Patuxet - were a Native American band of the Wampanoag tribal confederation, also the name of the abandoned village the Pilgrims took over in 1620.
- Plymouth Colony - founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, the first settlement in what is known as New England
- Puritans - group of English protestants who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices
- Quakers - members of the Religious Society of Friends, based around a tradition of pacifism, social equality, integrity, and simplicity
- Squanto – a Native American of the Patuxet tribe who acted as an interpreter and guide to the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth during their first winter in the New World.