Matrix: European Exploration and Settlement
A. Finding Main Ideas: Create a chart that describes 1) the reasons why Europeans settled in
the Americas, 2) where they settled, 3) how they achieved wealth, 4) how they interacted with the
Historical Thinking Skills
WHY did stuff happen?
What was the impact? Think long and short-term.
Continuity and Change Over Time
What stayed the same?
Why did it change and how much did it change?
Why do hi
Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude
The first reading is from Chapter 2, entitled Drawing the Color Line, and focuses on the institution of slavery which
began in Jamestown in 1619.
Everything in the experience of the first white settlers acted as a pressure
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YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Evaluate the following slides.
If necessary, conduct further research on the various years
given and their relative importance to American History.
APUSH Unit 1, College Board Periods 1 & 2
HISTORICAL ANALYSIS Comparing and Contrasting - Mother & Colonies
Historical Thinking Skill 4: Comparison (comparing AND contrasting)
Historical thinking involves the ability to describe, com
Answers Thinking as a Historian
A, C, E
Tests often ask students to explain why one event or trait happened after or resulted from another.
Which THREE prompts below would best be answered with an essay that emphasizes causation?
a. Explain why America
Thinking as a Historian
_ Tests often ask students to explain why one event or trait happened after or resulted from
another. Which THREE prompts below would best be answered with an essay that emphasizes causation?
a. Explain why American Indians were
APUSH Historical Thinking Skills
The redefined historical thinking skills and their components provide an essential framework for
developing historical habits of mind. These skills apply equally to all fields of history.
Skill 1: Crafting Historical Argum