Week 2 Overview

We have concluded our second week of school and there was a lot of work to do.  This week we covered Standard SSHUSH 1 and 2

  • SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
  • a. Explain Virginia’s development; include the Virginia Company, tobacco cultivation, relationships with Native Americans such as Powhatan, development of the House of Burgesses, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the development of slavery.
  • b. Describe the settlement of New England; include religious reasons, relations with Native Americans (e.g., King Phillip’s War), the establishment of town meetings and development of a legislature, religious tensions that led to colonies such as Rhode Island, the half-way covenant, Salem Witch Trials, and the loss of the Massachusetts charter.
  • c. Explain the development of the mid-Atlantic colonies; include the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam and subsequent English takeover, and the settlement of Pennsylvania.
  • d. Explain the reasons for French settlement of Quebec.
  • SSUSH2 The student will trace the ways that the economy and society of British North America developed.
  • a. Explain the development of mercantilism and the trans-Atlantic trade.
  • b. Describe the Middle Passage, growth of the African population, and African-American culture.
  • c. Identify Benjamin Franklin as a symbol of social mobility and individualism.
  • d. Explain the significance of the Great Awakening.

Below are the notes given.  If you did not receive these for any reason or need another copy, you can print directly from here.

Southern Colonies Notes 2015 new england and mid atlantic development_of_british_north_america

First Day of Class

I had a great time meeting everyone today!  I am looking forward to a great semester with you all.  Today we did:

  • student inventories
  • created turn in folders
  • talked about communication outlets
  • checked out books
  • discussed main expectations
  • multiple intelligence inventory

As I expressed in class the syllabus will not be given as a hard copy.  The syllabus can be accessed on the main blog page at http://www.khristiancooperpebblebrook.wordpress.com under the US History tab.

Hope everyone enjoyed their first day back and I will see you tomorrow!


Welcome to US History.  This is where you can find assignments and daily agenda’s.  In addition, we may from time to time have discussions on here as well.  I look forward to meeting all of you!