Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.
I can summarize the Spanish, French, and & English motives for exploration in the Americas, and I can describe the settlements established by each.
Critical Vocabulary: Christopher Columbus, Columbian Exchange, Conquistadors, "Gold, God, and Glory," Hernán Cortés, Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan, Francisco Pizzaro, Inca Empire, New Spain, Encomienda System, St. Augustine, Pueblo Revolt, Jacques Cartier, Northwest Passage, Samuel de Champlain, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, Cavelier La Salle, New France, New Orleans, Privateer, Sir Walter Raleigh, Roanoke, Jamestown, John Smith, John Rolfe, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, John Winthrop
Homework: 1491 Reading
Tentative Test Date: September 15
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History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
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