AP US History Summer Packet

1. Read chapter 1 of 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 entering the terms and definitions into the class Quizlet database. Follow these directions carefully when setting up your account; please remember you must use a user name that will be recognizable to me!  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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