Unit I Scholarly Activity
After completing the unit and reviewing the Stearns article, answer the following in your own words: “Why I believe it is important to study history.”
First, examples from this unit must be utilized as part of your answer, and topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
· describing the possible migration of ancient peoples; · the influence that trade, agriculture, and tools had on movements; and · how colonial actions and colonization impacted those among whom the colonists settled.
Second, when studying the movements of Native American peoples and European exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries, what does history tell us about the motivations of God, gold, and glory? Why do you believe it was important to study these motivating factors?
Your response should be a minimum of two (2) pages in length. All sources used must be cited and referenced. Paraphrased or quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Unit II Scholarly Activity
After reading the lecture and required readings for this unit, use the knowledge you have learned to write a three page essay on one of the topics below:
· Bacon’s revolt on Jamestown, Va.; · The Pueblo Revolt; and · Salem witch trials
In order to support your discussion, you will need to select at least one outside source from the CSU Library. Your essay must address, but are not limited to, the following items listed below:
· Introduce the event. This may include what happened, the reason, setting, location, timeline, outcome, and casualties. · Describe how characteristics of the region of Colonial America impacted your chosen conflict. · Discuss the American ideals or philosophies that may have caused this event to occur. How have these ideals and philosophies changed to the way we live today. · Discuss your perspective on the event, including, but not limited to, what was inevitable or avoidable, and what was beneficial or costly.
Again, be sure to review the required reading about what to look for in a scholarly resource, and if you have trouble locating an article, contact a librarian to assist you. Your assignment, which should be three pages total, will not be accepted if your source(s) are not available in CSU’s Online Library, and the article you choose must be completely cited and referenced.