Unit 1 – Our Colonial Heritage: Beginnings to 1783


North and South America were populated by Native American societies before Europeans arrived and began to colonize them. During the colonial period, Europeans came to the Americas to make new homes and gain wealth. Many people did so using slave labor from Africa.As England’s colonies in North America became more successful, they began to have conflicts with neighboring colonies, Native American people, and the British government. In this unit, students will learn about the world before and after Columbus, and how the American colonies gained their independence.

Reference: Holt Social Studies United States History. 23 July 2007 <http://my.hrw.com/tabnav/controller.jsp?isbn=0030431638>.



Chapters


Week 1 - Age of Exploration (8/20 - 8/24)
Week 2 - Establishing the Southern Colonies (8/26 - 8/31)
Week 3 - Development of Slavery in 17th Century America & the New England Colonies (9/3 - 9/7)
Weeks 1-3 Content Review
Week 4 - Puritan Dissenters (9/10 - 9/14)
Week 5 - Content Review (Weeks 1-4) w/ ToonDoo (9/17 - 9/21)
Week 6 - Chusok Holiday (9/24 - 9/29)
Week 7 - The Middle Colonies (10/1 - 10/5)
Age of Exploration & 13 Colonies Test Review



Week 8 - Life in the English Colonies (10/15 - 10/19)
Week 9 - The French & Indian War (10/22 - 10/26)
Week 10 - Conflict in the Colonies (10/28 - 11/2)
Weeks 8 - 10 Test Reveiw (11/5 - 11/9)



Week 11 - The American Revolution & Declaring Independence (11/12 - 11/16)
Weeks 12 & 13 - The Fight for Liberty (11/26 - 12/7)
Week 14 - Semester Exam