Chapter 3 Tips for Using InQuizitive and the Other Resources in This Chapter
Tips: What Helps Learning? from the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Helping You Meet the Challenges with the Content Covered in Chapter 3
Tip: As with the other chapters, you will be tested not only on a fact but where it fits in time and space. For example, you will need to recognize not just the name Benjamin Franklin and the colony of Pennsylvania, but that Franklin is in the Middle Colonies in the first (and second) halves of the 1700s and what he did in each one.
Many students have trouble with the similarities and differences in the sections in major trends covered by Chapter 3 as the colonies change. These events are covered in textbooks because they change what will be America, but seeing what is happening at this time is difficult.
A cheap way in time to see the pattern is:
1. Take two sheets of notebook paper and turn them on their side and label it like this link—or, if you have a cheap way to print, you can print the pages.
2. Jot down in the correct colonial
section (the columns) and in the correct time period (the rows) each of the
facts asked about in InQuizitive until you have used them all.
Tip: Keep it brief. You don’t need a lot of words because this is for your brain only.
With this content, you need to write the page number beside each word to keep things straight.
3. When you are done, compare the three sections in each time period.
Purpose of This Activity to Understand Facts:
· Compare each major trait (each row). In each row, which two are alike?
· What are the differences in the sections in their strengths?
If you remember United States history as everyone (a big word) migrating because each one believes that every person has a right to believe about God as they wish, notice the changes:
· What diversity of religions is coming into the Middle Colonies as it is settled
two major trends – the Great Awakening and Deism (a part of the Age of
Enlightenment) and how the “conflict between the emotional forces unleashed by
the Awakening and the rational analyses of the Enlightenment led by different
roads to similar ends.” (To read the rest of the textbook author’s words, see
To see examples of the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment, see the 2 required primaries in the folder Primary Documents from This Era.
· In general, the greatest power is changing the law, especially when it makes violence legal and removes one group from access to the law. Notice the rise of black or slave codes in other colonies, not just in the South but also in the Middle Colonies.
· In general, violence against the government (armed rebellion) seems rarely to work as planned. See the video on the Stono Rebellion in the folder History is real – These people could be you.
First Resource: In Figuring It Out (Learning is More
Than Memorizing), see the video in the folder History is real – These people
could be you.
You need to notice what happens to these real people over time:
· How the South develops a distinctive world
· How slave rebellions occur in the South
Reminder: For slave and indentured servant, see the Definitions in Figuring It Out (Learning is More Than Memorizing)
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