Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chapter/Unit 1: A Young People's History of the United States

United States History
Part I:
A Young People's History of the United States, Chapter 1
After reading chapter one, use the adjectives below and write an "A" for Arawak, "C" for Christopher Columbus, "S" for Spanish, "E" for English, and "P" for Powhatans next to each adjective that would describe that group. You may use each adjective more than once.

Cruel, Generous, Arrogant, Naive, Kind, Adventurous, Intelligent, Lazy, Honest, Brave, Primitive, Heroic, Greedy, Ignorant, Inferior, Thoughtful.

Look for facts in the text to demonstrate why you chose particular adjectives for different groups/individuals.

Discuss: The purpose of Columbus's voyage(s) was...
Discuss: The result of Columbus's voyage(s) was...

In your opinion, what are the three most important things Zinn says about Columbus?

Compare and contrast Columbus and Las Casas's diary entries. (Use a venn diagram.)

Part II: Compare and contrast chapter 1 with the video below:
Printable Venn Diagram:
Part III:
Modified "The People vs. Columbus"


1 comment :

Kate McLaughlin said...

THANK YOU for this! I hope to see more lesson plans by you covering this terrific book.