I will update this with the rest of chapter 5 tomorrow. These go through discussion of the Great Awakening. Time to read some “your bad and Hell is hot” sermons.
America’s “lusty” population & its location, German immigration, The Scots-Irish: thank you for Andrew Jackson and Dale Earnhardt, Paxton Boys, diverse populations (88),
Colonial Society (pg. 89-90): openness, fears of “Europeanization,” New England Problems, Southern problems, slave pop. and halting slave trade.
Priests, doctors, and lawyers (p. 90-91), French Caribbean (93)
I’m sorry that I had to be out today, an emergency that I didn’t see coming. Hilarious but in foreseen. Today I want you to finish reading chapter 4 and complete your essay. Tomorrow we will have a study day.
Read through the following articles on the Tesla that have been in the news recently. In a short paragraph tell me what your learned. ALSO tell what you think about the car and what you think makes it different from other electric/hybrids you have seen.
Tesla is so safe it broke crash-testing gear
Tesla blocked from selling cars in Texas
Documents are one of the hardest parts of class. Antique words and phrasing that give them the feel of a foreign language. But what they do is give you a first hand look at life in a period in a way that I can’t convey. The two documents are accounts of a young boy taken to Barbados and the captain of a slave ship who made numerous voyages from Africa to the West Indies.
Assignment: tell me about the two men you read about on pages 21 & 74 of the reader. Tell me what this does for your understanding of the period, if it provides a narrative, a face to what was information in a textbook.
CNN story on hyperloop
Fox New story on hyperloop
Could Hyperloop really cost $6 billion? Critics say
Would the Hyperloop be safe?
Read the stories above and provide a short summary of what you learned about the proposed high-speed train. (1/2 page)
What do you think about the idea of high-speed rail being used for travel between major cities? What would be some of the benefits or problems with building rail systems?
Here are the topics covered in tonight’s reading notes:
Pg. 30-31: Lord de la Warr, wars between Indians and settlers, fate of tribes in region
Pg. 32-33: Virginia and Tobacco
Pg. 67-69: #ChesapeakeProblems, Headright System, Indentured Servants, Bacon’s Rebellion
Nothing good comes from the words ‘starving time’ and ‘cannibalism’ being linked. Proof Jamestown Settlers Turned Cannibalism