Early History of the United States

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Internet Exploration: Advances in Historical Warfare

Essential Question Unravel the hidden secrets of the American Revolution’s major players. Assignment As we begin taking apart the American Revolution and how it leads to the founding of our country, we have begun examining the major influences of the… Continue Reading →

Q1W9 Essential Explanation: Mysteries of American History

Essential Question Examine the most famous mysteries in American history. Assignment Congratulations everyone, today is officially the last day of the First Quarter. You made it! This week, we ended our look at survival and struggle in the early Colonies… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: America’s Most Haunted History

Essential Question Examine the most famous mysteries in American history. Assignment We’ve reached the end of the First Quarter and the beginning of Fall, which is the perfect intersection for the more mysterious elements of history. This week, we are… Continue Reading →

First Quarter Final Exam: Survival in Colonial America

Essential Question of the Quarter Examine the struggle to survive in Colonial America, including the religious, cultural, and social aspects of colonial/Native American society in tandem with environmental survival factors. Assignment As a foundling country, America was a land for… Continue Reading →

First Quarter Project: Native American Medicine Wheel

Essential Question Explain “Survival in Colonial America” with a Native American Medicine Wheel. Assignment The Native American Medicine Wheel, also known as the Sacred Hoop, has been a tradition since early America. The wheel is used to explain nature, Native… Continue Reading →

Q1W6 Essential Explanation: Witch Hunts of the American Colonies

Essential Question Determine how European legends influenced the Salem Witch Trials. Assignment Historians have begun theorizing that the root cause of the Salem Witch Trials might have been land disputes, the powerful in this religious community using the games of… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Victims of the Salem Witch Trials

Essential Question Determine how European legends influenced the Salem Witch Trials. Assignment Used now to describe a person who is unfairly being attacked by a group, ‘witch hunts’ plagued Europe for centuries and found their way across the ocean to… Continue Reading →

Q1W5 Essential Explanation: Puritan Beliefs & Punishments

Essential Question Examine the religious beliefs and punishments of the Puritans. Assignment As Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter might tell you, Puritan life was difficult. From constant observation to day-long church service, society in the New England… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Puritanical Laws of the United States

Essential Question Examine the religious beliefs and punishments of the Puritans. Assignment As we venture throughout the New England colonies, we have begun exploring how Puritanical law affected the colonists trying to survive in the Northeastern parts of America. Obsessed… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Dangerous Animals of North America

Essential Question Identify how the Columbian Exchange altered North American colonies. Assignment According to the National Park Service, the likelihood of being attacked by a bear is 1 in 2.1 million. Those seem like decent odds but are decidedly estimated… Continue Reading →

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