AHIS 305

Colonial America to 1763

Dr. Kane


Social Science 116 | MWF 12:35 - 1:30 PM

Office Hrs: M 10:20 - 11:20 & F 1:30 - 3:30

Social Science 60S

Monday August 28

Discussion Lead/Discussion Support

  • Discussion Support: provide a list of important people, places, concepts and events as well as discussion questions
  • Discussion Lead: summarize reading, collate terms & questions, add events to class timeline
  • Discussion Support: due 5pm TWO days before reading
  • Discussion Lead: due 5pm night before reading

Where is early America?

Early America vs Colonial America?

  • geographic boundaries?
  • what national, religious, ethnic, racial, economic groups?
  • who's in and who's out?
  • what's colonial about Colonial America?

What does a historian do?

  • who does a historian talk to?
  • does a historian have ethical responsibilities?
  • what kind of material does a historian work with?
  • what skills does a historian need?

What do we know and how do we know it

  • wars
  • African American, Native American & women's history
  • Albany history
  • religious, social, economic, scientific & political change
  • how do we know what we know?

coming up

  • final projects
  • Academic Honesty quiz - due Sept 11
  • read & listen
  • who's the audience, what's the purpose, what's the major problems and major questions