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European Colonization: Comparing Colonies

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Title: European Colonization: Comparing Colonies
Series Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine. Lessons.
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Scott Sommer, Trish Henderson, Erica Martin, Carole Martin, Mary Jo Indovina

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Saint Augustine (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Florida   ( lcsh )
Colonies -- Spain -- America
Genre: lesson plan
Temporal Coverage: Spanish Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- Historic city
North America -- United States of America -- Florida

Notes

Funding: Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Board of Trustees of the University of Florida on behalf of authors and contributors. All rights reserved.
System ID: UF00067305:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00067305/00001

Material Information

Title: European Colonization: Comparing Colonies
Series Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine. Lessons.
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Scott Sommer, Trish Henderson, Erica Martin, Carole Martin, Mary Jo Indovina

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Saint Augustine (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Florida   ( lcsh )
Colonies -- Spain -- America
Genre: lesson plan
Temporal Coverage: Spanish Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- Historic city
North America -- United States of America -- Florida

Notes

Funding: Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Board of Trustees of the University of Florida on behalf of authors and contributors. All rights reserved.
System ID: UF00067305:00001


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European Colonization: Comparing Colonies
Prepared by Scott Sommer, Trish Henderson, Erica Martin, Carole Martin, and
Mary Jo Indovina

Intended Grade: 8th through High School

Subject Area: Social Studies/History

Correlation to National or Florida Sunshine State Standards:
SS.A.3.4.3 SS.B.2.4.1
SS.A.4.4.1 SS.B.2.4.2
SS.A.4.4.2 SS.B.2.4.3
SS.B.2.4.6

Performance Standards:

Ob ective:
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the purposes and methods of European
colonization in the New World and will demonstrate an understanding of everyday
life in various representative settlements of Spain, France, and England in North
America.

Approximate Time Required: [unspecified]

Materials Required:

Instructions:
The class will be divided into six groups. Each group will create a descriptive
presentation on one of six representative European settlements in North America
during the colonization period; Jamestown, Virginia; Plymouth, Massachusetts; St.
Augustine, Florida; Ft. Mose, Florida; or Quebec, Canada.
Each group must also create some form of advertisement, explaining why potential
colonists would want to move to the colony.









Presentations will include (but are not limited to) a promotional brochure of the
group's chosen settlement, addressing the following 5 topics:
1. Settlement General Information
Date
Country of origin
Reason or purpose (push/pull factors, etc.)
Physical location and geography (map?)
2. Population
Who came and who was already here?
Type of governments) and religion(s) already here
Type of government and religion(s) were brought by settlers
Type of government and religion imposed by settlers
3. Housing and Architecture
Type
Variety
Materials
Picture
4. Way of Life
How did settlers make a living?
Farmers, military, religious, craftsmen, merchants, etc.
5. Interesting Facts/People
Student choice to include additional information

Projects must also include ONE* of the following supplements to promote the idea
that people should come to live in your colony:
1. Power Point presentation
2. Advertisement poster
3. Song
4. Newspaper article or News program
5. Video
6. Dramatic performance
7. Standard format 5 paragraph persuasive paper
8. Detailed map showing settlement layout and structures
Other creative ideas require teacher approval


Projects are also required to include a Bibliography (MLA).









Evaluation and Grading:
Presentation + Supplement + Bibliography = Grade

To Remember:
Due date:
Creativity and effort are expected and rewarded
Research and historical accuracy must be evident
Research must demonstrate a variety of source mediums
No project duplications (different settlement for each group)
A Suggested Resources list is attached
Information must be plentiful (full panels) and elaborated











SUGGESTED RESOURCES

These are \',p,''ete\l1 starting points; you are not obligated to use all/any of these


Jamestown, Virginia
http://www.virtualiamestown.org
http://www.history lobe.com/iamestown

Quebec, Canada
http://www.harlingen.isd.tenet.edu/coakhist/coloniz.html

St. Augustine, Florida
http://www.southwindphoto.com/Staugustine/History.html
http://www.wearefla.co/florida history 2.htm
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/staugustine

Ft. Mose, Florida
http://www.oldcity.com/sites/mose/
http://www.pbs.org/wqbh/aia/part2/2hl4.html

Plymouth, Massachusetts
http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/plymouth/
http://www.kidinfo.com/American History/Colonization Plymouth.html


Jamestown, Virginia
January, Brendan. The Jamestown Colony: Cornerstone of Freedom (Compass
Point Books, Minneapolis, 2001).

St. Augustine, Florida
Jean Waterbury. The Oldest City: St. Augustine, Saga of Survival (St. Augustine
Historical Society, 1983)
Gannon, Michael. The Cross in the Sand: the Early Catholic Church in Florida
1513-1870 (University Press of Florida, 1983).

Ft. Mose, Florida
Deagan, Kathleen A. & Darcie McMahon. Ft. Mose: Colonial America's Black
Fortress of Freedom (University Press of Florida, 1995).

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Daugherty, James. Landing of the Pilgrims (Random House, New York, 1950).














Why were some settlements in the Americas successful while others were
not?




Which country's settlements were the most successful?
Which element, or combination of elements, made them successful?




What were the main reasons some settlements were not successful?
Rank these reasons in order of importance for your colony.




How would you improve upon the methods used by the original settlers of
your colony?




If you were a Native American at the time, how would you have responded to
the incursion of foreign settlers?




Which European settlement cooperated best with the native population of its
region?




Express your opinion on European colonization in the Americas.
Consider: Was it inevitable? Was it fair?
Why does one European country seek to take over or dominate another?