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UNIT TWO: Big Question: What might learn from the overall economy of England?
Unit 2 Focus of: Why Colonize In North America?
- What was "pushing" some people to leave England and "pulling" other people to America?
- How did a scarcity of land in England add to the "push" factor for the settlement of the New World?
- How did the geographic environment in England affect the profits and losses of investors?
Content: Gathering investors to support colonization in coastal North America
Student Background Content Information Evident in fictionalized scripts using factual content
- Student Activity 1 - Complete the chart using supporting evidence [Notetaking – Analysis]
- Perspective 1 - West Country English investors
- Perspective 2 - Upper Class government Englishmen
- Perspective 3 - English common men
- Perspective 4 - Fishing industry investors
- Perspective 5 - Dorchester Company investors
- Perspective 6 - Investors from Devonshire County, England
- ** Perspective 7 - New investors from Devonshire County, England
- Student Activity 2 - Written prompts
- Student Activity 3 - Oral products
- Dorchester Investors Rubric - Assessment to accompany "Perspectives 1-6"
Teacher bibliographic sources:
Adams, James Truslow. The Founding of New England. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921.
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