Consequences of European Explorers in the New World

Class 4-303

Laura Sullivan

lcoccaro@schools.nyc.gov

 

How Europeans brought sickness to the New World | Science | AAAS

 

INTRODUCTION

400 years ago, Native Americans of New York relied on natural resources to meet their basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.†† The Native Americans of New York created patterns of organization and governance to manage their societies. Each Native American group developed a unique way of life with a shared set of customs, beliefs and values.

European exploration led to colonization of the region of New York once solely inhabited by Native Americans.As a result, Native Americans' ways of living change.

Relations With Native Americans - New York Colony (By: Eric, Andy, and Tom)

 

TASK

Historians, you will focus on the impact of European colonization on the New York ecosystem, as well as, the impact on Native Americans day to day lives.

You will be responsible for:

1)  Researching the topic and documenting findings.

2)  Creating a Newspaper article to express to the colonial of New York the impact their colonization has had on the native people.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Native Relations - The New York Colony

 

PROCESS

Using the AHPPA

1.  Identify the Problem (this has already been done for you): European exploration led to colonization of the region of New York once solely inhabited by Native Americans.As a result, Native Americans' ways of living change.

2.   Determine the causes of the impact the colonization had on the ecosystem and the Native American lives.Using the provided worksheet, record at least three ways the ecosystem and daily life was impacted for the Native people.

3.   Gather the Evidence of changes to the ecosystem and way of life: Using the provided worksheet, record at least three ways in which Native Americansí lives changed (adapted).

4.   Demonstrate how the Native Americans dealt with their new way of living : Using the worksheet you record your findings on, create a newspaper article to express to the colony of New York the impact their colonization has had on the native people.

 

RESOURCES

Environmental and Health Effects

The Impact of Colonization

Native Americans and colonization: the 16th and 17th centuries

The Lenape of Delaware Indians

Social Studies New York City

The Iroquois

 

EVALUATION

Historical Fiction Newspaper Article Guide

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3

2

1

Historical facts:

Sufficient historical facts are incorporated in the Newspaper Article

Historical facts are numerous, they add quality to the story.

(more than 5)

Historical facts are present, they are sufficient in that they add to the story.

(4-5)

Historical facts are minimal and do nothing to add to the story.

(2-3)

No historical facts are present.

(0-1)

Writerís Craft:

Students used descriptive language and detailed accurate descriptions

Descriptive language is used to describe the authorís environment and a sense of awe is reflected in the writing. Descriptions are detailed and accurate.

Descriptive language is used to describe the author's environment and the descriptions are detailed and accurate.

Descriptive language is used but not clear. Descriptions are present but lack detail.

Descriptive language is missing. Descriptions lack detail.

Organization:

Each entry contains facts, background information, setting, detailed descriptions and reflection

All elements are consistently and accurately used throughout the newspaper Article:

Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

All elements are used in the newspaper Article:

Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

(2-3) elements are missing throughout the newspaper Article: Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

(0-1) Most elements are missing throughout the newspaper Article: Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

Knowledge:

The newspaper Article as a whole demonstrates the students' understanding of the lives, roles & responsibilities of Native Americans.

The newspaper article demonstrates an outstanding knowledge of the time period.

The newspaper article demonstrates a satisfactory knowledge of the time period.

The newspaper article demonstrates a minimal knowledge of the time period.

The newspaper Article demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the time period.

Presentation:

The newspaper article is presented in a neat and organized manner.

The newspaper article is presented neatly with appropriate facts and illustrations that enhance the overall quality of the work.

The newspaper article is presented neatly with clear organization.

The newspaper article is presented neatly with minimal effort.

The newspaper article does not demonstrate quality.

 

CONCLUSION

Well-done, Historians! You have researched using multiple sources, by paraphrasing and summarizing the information you were learning via notetaking.You applied your new understanding by creating a newspaper article.Your newspaper articles articulate the Consequences of European Explorers in the New World.

 

STANDARDS

NYSSSLS 4.2 A

NYSSSLS 4.2 B

NYSSSLS 4.2 C