Period 1

Period 1 (1491- 1607) Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the context for European encounters in the Americas from 1491 to 1607.
  • Explain how and why various native populations in the period before European contact interacted with the natural environment in North America.
  • Explain the causes of exploration and conquest of the New World by various European nations.
  • Explain causes of the Columbian Exchange and its effect on Europe and the Americas during the period after 1492.
  • Explain how the growth of the Spanish Empire in North America shaped the development of social and economic structures over time.
  • Explain how and why European and Native American perspectives of others developed and changed in the period.
  • Explain the effects of the development of transatlantic voyages from 1491 to 1607.
NOTEBOOK Lesson Index:
 Class Date(s)Textbook References Lesson Title and Class Materials/ Resources
  Sept. 3  --First Day Introductions and review of APUSH Syllabus  Materials: First Day Presentation (in class/ no handout) APUSH Syllabus (handout and on class webpage)
  Sept. 4 Debating the Past: Why do historians so often differ? (pgs 8-9) *Only 1st period had time to complete this in class/ extended homeroom (excused for other classes)What does it mean to be apprentice historians?/ Thinking like a historian Materials: Presentation (in class and on google classroom) New vocab from this lesson: Link to Period 1 Terms
  Sept. 5- 6 Chapter 1, pages 2-3  Historical Evidence: Primary v. Secondary Sources Materials: Presentation (in class and on google classroom) *ONLINE Textbook New vocab from this lesson: Link to Period 1 Terms
  Sept. 9-11  Chapter 1, pages 3- 7 and debating past 10- 11 Pre-Contact civilizations in the North- *focus on adaptation and transformation of diverse environments Materials: Presentation (in class and on google classroom) Map(s) handout in class (similar copy here) How to A.C.E. Short Answer Questions KEY: SAQ (examples of prompt and no prompt) New vocab from this lesson: Link to Period 1 Terms
  Sept. 12-13, and 16  Chapter 1, pages 7-21 Europe and the Age of Exploration- Spanish America Materials: Presentation (in class and on google classroom) New vocab from this lesson: Link to Period 1 Terms