History Study Notes

Below are some study notes for the Ch. 5 History test on Friday, October 20th.

1.) New England Colonies

-lots of trees and near the ocean for lumber and fish (cod)

-bad soil for farming

-shipbuilding was a big industry along with whale hunting

2.)Triangular Trade Route

-trade between North America, West Indies, Africa, and Europe

-slave trade was involved

-New England became rich from trading

-Middle Passage was from Africa to West Indies

-lots of slaves died on the Middle Passage from disease and lack of food

3.) People

-Roger Williams- started Rhode Island for religious freedom, he was banished from Massachusetts, believed government should be separate from the church

-Anne Hutchinson- also banished and moved to Rhode Island

4.) Other Stuff

-dissenter-a person who does not agree with his or her leaders

-King Philip’s War- colonists fought the Indians over different points of view of land, colonists killed many Indians and some were enslaved or fled

-Metacomet- also called King Philip – leader of Wampanoags – attacked colonists but was defeated because colonists had better weapons and more soldiers

-industry-a business that sells a product or a service to people

-Know how to read and label a line graph, like on pg. 182-183

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History Study Notes

Below are some study notes for the Ch. 4 History test on Friday, September 29th.

1.) Roanoke

-John White was governor

-White returned to England for supplies and didn’t return for 3 years because England was at war with Spain

-saw the word “Croatoan” on a tree when he returned, but nobody was there

2.) Jamestown

-first successful English colony

-settlers looked for gold instead of working

-many settlers died because there wasn’t enough food

-John Smith told them that had to work if they want to eat

-colonists traded goods for food with the Powhatans, Powhatans wanted the colonists to help them fight other Native Americans, but the colonists said no and this started fighting amongst them, colonists eventually took over most of the land

3.) Plymouth

-started by Pilgrims who came on the Mayflower

-named after a town in England

-signed the Mayflower Compact

-many Pilgrims died because it was winter and there wasn’t enough food

-Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant crops like corn, pumpkins, and beans

-He also taught them how to hunt and fish

-Pilgrims then had so much food and more settlers came from England

-they gave thanks to God for all their food and supplies- first Thanksgiving

4.) Massachusetts Bay Colony

-started by Puritans to create a colony based on their own religion

-named after the Massachuset Indians

-John Winthrop was first governor

-many Puritans eventually moved here from England

5.) Vocabulary

-Northwest Passage- shortcut back from Asia

-armada- large fleet of ships

-charter- paper giving permission for people to do something

-invest- put money into something to try and earn more money

6.) Miscellaneous

-know how to read a timeline like the one on pg. 151

-Henry Hudson- claimed land for the Dutch

-John Rolfe- married Pocahontas, which gave short peace between colonists and Powhatans

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Envelope Contents

Below are some items you should find in the envelope for Tuesday, September 19th. Items in bold need to be signed and returned the next day.

  1. Progress report
  2. Ch. 1 & 2 History test
  3. Accelerated Math reports
  4. Reading quiz x 2
  5. Math facts test
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History Study Notes

Below are some study notes for the Ch. 1 and 2 History test on Friday, September 15th.

1.) Tlinget

  • lived in Northwest
  • got a lot of natural resources from the ocean and forests
  • salmon was their main food
  • built totem poles
  • held potlatches
  • different clans lived together in big houses

2.) Hopi

  • lived in the Southwest
  • lived in Adobe homes
  • grew corn
  • used irrigation to grow food
  • they were caretakers of their land
  • made Kachina dolls and believed in them for rain

3.) Lakota Sioux

  • lived in the Midwest
  • known as the Plains Indians
  • buffalo was main source of food and resources
  • used buffalo for teepees and tools
  • horses made it easier to hunt buffalo
  • had a coup stick which showed courage

4.) Iroquois

  • lived in Eastern Woodlands
  • many families lived together in longhouses
  • women owned the longhouses and land
  • made wampum and used them for trade

5.) Other Stuff

  • human resource – a person that brings their skills or knowledge to a job
  • capital resource – a machine, tool, or building that people use to produce goods and services
  • surplus – extra
  • Be sure to know: prime meridian, equator, longitude, latitude, north, south, east, west
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Presidential Spotlight

Congratulations to Landry for being the first student to memorize and recite all the U.S. Presidents in order!

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