AP US History

Planting English America Day 2

Thursday, August 14th, 2008



1)   Check for completed revised Thesis statements & Jamestown Reading Question

a)    groups of 4: peer review, select the best thesis, & present to the class

2)   Critical Thinking: Why is England going to have a difficult time controlling the commerce of the American colonies throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries?

3)   American Spirit: Precarious Beginnings in Virginia

a) (pg. 32 33) The Starving Time (1609) by Capt. John Smith

b) (pg. 33 35) Governor William Berkeley reports (1671)

         Why did the Virginia colony struggle during the first half of the 17th century?

4)    Power-Point: Colonial Development slides #4 - 7

5)   Review and discuss Chapter 1 Questions