Reading Journal Assignment

This is reading journal assignment, read the instruction carefully and do all what is needed
Make sure that you read chapter 4 in the same book,

Reading Journal Assignment
For the journal, you write reflections on what you think is most interesting in the class readings. Start with the textbook, and then later start using material from the primary documents connected with your textbook and other documents I will be posting.
You can find primary documents related to your textbook at this site: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073385468/student_view0/
Usually you will get the best results if you write on one chapter or one document at a time, and give each entry a label so I know what you are writing about. You can make several entries and turn them in together. Please double space your writing and use a font similar in size to this one. (Here I am using Calibri 12. It is similar in size to Arial 11.)

Optional Prompts:
Here are some questions you might want to use to get started on your journal:
1. What did you learn in this chapter (any chapter) that you did not know earlier? Was there anything you found surprising? How does the material in this chapter relate to what you have learned earlier, perhaps in other classes?
2. How does this chapter build on the chapter before it? How does this chapter set us up for what is coming next? What events or trends do you see in the early chapters that have helped shape the world we live in today?
3. If you were doing a movie set in the time period of this chapter, what do you think would be the key elements in your movie? Tell how you imagine some of the characters and what they would have to deal with.
4. Describe the time span covered in this chapter. Do the starting and ending points relate to specific events? Why do you think the authors chose this span of time? Does the time span allow for a clear and interesting story to be told?
5. Why is the chapter hard, or perhaps not so hard, for us to understand today? How could we understand the history differently than someone living in the time period? Do you think some people will react to it differently than others, perhaps because we have different backgrounds?
Chapter 4: Colonization and Conflict in the North, 1600-1700
New France/Champlain/Jesuits (62-63)
Iroquois League (63-64)
Puritans (65-68)
Separatists/Plymouth Colony (66-67)
Massachusetts Bay Colony (67-68)
Roger Williams/Anne Hutchinson (70-71)
Metacom’s War (72-73)
Quakers/William Penn (73-76)
Navigation Acts (76-77; also in Ch. 3)
Glorious Revolution (76-77

Describe how interaction with the French altered Native American life in the 1600s. (62-63)
What motivated the Dutch to become involved in North America? (63-64)
Describe the challenges faced by the Plymouth colonists. How did they survive? (66-67)
How was the Massachusetts Bay Colony different from the Plymouth Colony? (67-68)
Describe the vision and organization of the Bay Colony. How do you think this would affect the development of New England in the years to come? (68)
How did life in New England compare with life in the Chesapeake? (68-69)
In what way was government in New England was more democratic than in England? (69-70)
How does the author describe the lives of Puritan women? (71)
Describe some ways the New England colonists gained land from the Native Americans. (71-72)
Explain how the mid-Atlantic colonies, such as New York and Pennsylvania, were different from the southern colonies and the colonies of New England. (74-76)
How would you explain the remarkable success of the Pennsylvania colony? In what ways did Penn’s dream not turn out so well? (74-76)
Comment: “…the sway of royal power remained more apparent than real after 1700.” (77)
Explain how the rivalry between England and France shaped event in North America. How did Native American groups become involved in this rivalry? (77-78)

Pilgrims landing (above) and celebrating Thanksgiving (below)
“Rose Standish”, by George Henry Boughton, 1891

“Puritans Going to Church” by George Henry Boughton, 1867
“William Penn’s Treaty with the Lenape Chiefs at Shakomaxon, 1682” by Edward Hicks, 1847

“William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians,” Benjamin West, 1771

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