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Breaking Away from Britain. Unit 1 Lesson 1A: Origins of the American Nation: The New World. L.E.Q.: How did European exploration and colonization effect Native American and European cultures?. Drill:

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breaking away from britain

Breaking Away from Britain

Unit 1 Lesson 1A: Origins of the American Nation: The New World

l e q how did european exploration and colonization effect native american and european cultures
L.E.Q.: How did European exploration and colonization effect Native American and European cultures?

Drill:

Based on these images, what conclusions do you have about the interactions between Europeans and Native Americans?

pop quiz regions of the u s
Pop Quiz: Regions of the U.S.
  • Which states make up the Northwest region of the U.S.?

Washington, Oregon

  • Which state is also a peninsula?

Florida

  • Which state is in the Southwest region and bordered to the east by Louisiana?

Texas

  • How many states are have a polar climate?

one = Alaska

  • What is the climate of most states in the Southeast region?

Humid subtropical

pre columbian america
Pre-Columbian America
  • The first human inhabitants of North American came from northeast Asia during an Ice Age, approximately 15,ooo years ago
  • As the Ice Age ended these Asian descendants began to develop distinctive regional cultures

- some remained nomadic

- some relied heavily on farming

  • Each group/tribe developed their own languages, social organizations, governments, and religious beliefs and practices = civilization

15,000 years ago

pre columbian america1
Pre-Columbian America
  • Native population was between 5-10 million
  • 350-500 different languages b/w the two continents
  • Pre-contact societies were diverse and complex
early modern europe
Early Modern Europe
  • After the Middle Ages (500-1400 C.E.) Europe experienced an age of intellectualism known as the Renaissance (advances in technology, weaponry, and science)
  • Motives for exploration:

- God: spread Christianity

- Glory: bring honor to country and increase power and control

- Gold: increase wealth of the country and status

columbus
Columbus
  • Arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, his purpose: conquest and exploitation
  • “I cold conquer the whole of them with fifty men and govern them as I pleased.”

(entry from Columbus’ journal – 13 October 1942)

  • Effects of Columbus’ voyages:

- Other European leaders fund expeditions to the Americas

- Europeans begin to see themselves as superior

- Columbian Exchange

homework
Homework:

Sum it Up:

Describe the effects of European exploration on both the Native Americans and Europeans.

Read pages 4-6 of Lesson 1: Origins of the American Nation and take notes

l e q how did european exploration and colonization effect native american and european cultures1

**Colonize: come to settle among and establish political control over

L.E.Q.: How did European exploration and colonization effect Native American and European cultures?

Drill:

Brainstorm

Why were Europeans able to colonize the Americas with relative ease?

European colonists arrive in America to appropriate land.

Cartoonist: Madden, Chris

colonization made easy
Colonization Made Easy:
  • Decrease in Native populations: Explorers and conquistadors brought diseases with them that killed 90% - 96% of the Native Americans living on the eastern coast of North America
  • Land was already settled: Native Americans already settled the land = homes, farm lands, irrigation systems, pottery, tools
  • Acculturation: Native American and European cultures began to blend with Native populations learning to use new technologies, such as firearms and utilizing horses
  • Increase in Native warfare: Europeans played Native Americans against each other; sell of other Natives as slaves and the fur trade increased conflict
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Colonization of North America

Colonization of South America

l e q how did european exploration and colonization effect native american and european cultures2

A.K.A. Raw Materials

L.E.Q.: How did European exploration and colonization effect Native American and European cultures?

Drill:

What is mercantilism? In the case of European colonization, who benefited most from this economic system?

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