U.S. History: January 27-31

Overview

Last week we watched the first episode of Crash Course U.S. History and then discussed how Jared Diamond’s book (Guns, Germs, and Steel) helps us to answer the question “why were Europeans able to eventually dominate the Native Americans?”

Assignments This Week

1) Write a reflection on the two resources posted above.  What are the most important lessons or takeaways? Hints: 13/14 SPIFF.

2) Read Chapter 2 of Lies My Teacher Told Me and keep track of the Key Points, Questions, and any other thoughts you have while reading the book.

  • Try using the sticky note method – every time you see a key point or have a question or thought, write it down on a sticky note and place it next to the text you are responding to.¬† You can simply submit your book for a review grade (along with your reflection, of course)

 Resources

Download RootsOfGlobalInequality Lecture Notes