AP US History Summer Packet

1. Read chapter 1 in the American Pageant and complete the study guide for the chapter.  Study guides can be accessed at http://jstedman.tripod.com/APUS/index.html under the link for 1st quarter assignments. Study guide vocabulary is completed by studying, through three different activities, the definitions posted in the Quizlet class database located at: https://quizlet.com/class/6905185/. To access the class site, you will need to create an account and join the class. You must use a user name that I will recognize!  There will be quiz on this chapter on the first day of class.

2. Read The First Americans (all 6 links) at Digital History (Mintz and McNeil, 2013). Use this information to gather basic facts about the pre-Columbian tribes of North America. Create a pictorial, annotated map that illustrates the differences between the major tribes of the northwest, southwest, southeast, Eastern Woodlands, and Mississippian regions. For each region, an illustration / description of all of the following should be included: societal structure, economic / agricultural systems, political system, structures that represent innovative technology, and religious beliefs.  You will need to conduct additional research to complete this map; use the information from the Digital History chapter to guide you in your research as you seek to more fully understand these pre-Columbian societies.  Research resources must come from reliable sources (please e-mail me if you have questions regarding the reliability of a source; Wikipedia is off limits) and must include a work cited sheet in APA format. Click here for the grading rubric.

*Mintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2013). Digital History. Retrieved May 25, 2015 from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu

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