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Lesson 1 Study Guide . . .

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Introduction

Historians and others are equally prone to adopt what we call "politically correct" language. It doesn't matter if your see yourself on the left or right of the political spectrum, it happens. The textbook and I violate political correctness by using the traditional reference to the American continents as the "New World," though we know it was not any "newer" than that of Europe. It was new in the consciousness of Europeans. My personal favorite "politically correct" term, and one that I use frequently, is "Native American." We know that no peoples are native to America. North and South America were populated by migrants from Asia, Africa and Europe (if you are interested a fascinating controversy as to who migrated first, see the article originally published in Newsweek -1999- by Sharon Begley and Andrew Murr --this is an optional reading assignment).Hopi History Shaman logo/link (Note, "Sharon Begley and Andrew Murr, and Hopi, the History Shaman, icon are active links).

Beyond the debate is the fact that Europeans established permanent settlements in the Americas after the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Europeans viewed the inhabitants of the land as savages to be Christianized, exploited and displaced. Their greatest successes came with the displacement of what Columbus believed to be "Indians" (the peoples of India).

For our first lesson we turn our attention to the great clash of cultures that followed the arrival of Columbus, the Admiral of the Seas.

Week
Lesson/Chapter
Date
1
The Collision of Cultures
Jan. 8

Unit I schedule

Week
Lesson
Date
Lesson/Chapter Title
Chap. #
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1
Jan. 8
THE COLLISIONS OF CULTURES
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2
2
Jan. 15
TRANSPLANTATIONS AND BORDERLANDS
2
3
3
Jan. 22
SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA
3
4
4
Jan. 29
THE EMPIRE IN TRANSITION
Communication Intensive Assignment
4
5
5
Feb. 5
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
5
6
6
Feb. 12
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC
6
7
7
Feb. 19
THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA
7
8
8
Feb. 26
VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM
8

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