Your Journey Through U.S. History Starts Here!

Unit #2: The French And Indian War Begins!
Learning Target: I can ANALYSE why England and France fought a series of wars for control of North America before 1763.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Today you will be starting a new Live Binder :-)  Follow the directions below.  You will also be creating a tab for your learning targets and a tab for this assignment. 
 
1.  Create a new binder in your LiveBinder account.  Name your binder: "The American Revolution"  Your description can read: "In this unit we will be studying the events between 1754-1783  
      that led to the birth and independence for the United States of America." 
Hint: You may want to copy and paste this description into your Live Binder account. 

 2.  Next, create a "Learning Targets" tab in your new "The American Revolution" LiveBinder.  In your new tab, Now click on "content" > "text" to set up your Learning Targets
      page.  

 3.  Now, copy and paste the following learning target into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

      Learning Target: I can ANALYSE why England and France fought for control of North America during the 1750's and 1760's
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 4.  Now, create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "
The French and Indian War Begins" for this assignment. 

 5.  Now click on "Content" > "Text" > "Text Media" option


Red Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: How A Map Can Predict The Future

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How A Map Can Predict the future"

2.  Examine the map of North America before 1754.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America before 1754.

     B.  In your LiveBinder text box, write at least three sentences PREDICTING what could happen if these nations are all in competition for land and resources in North America. 


3.   Now examine the map of North America a
fter 1763.  Answer the following questions in your Livebinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America in 1763.

     B.  Analyze the changes that occurred in the map between 1754 and 1763 and note them in your LiveBinder text box

     C.  Based on your map analysis, explain why you believe the map has changed.  In other words, what could have caused the map to change?


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Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a moment to watch the short entertaining video that goes over the entire French and Indian War.

3.  After watching the video, make a list of all of the French and Indian War names and places mentioned in the video.  See how many you and your group can list!  

4.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of George Washington during the French and Indian War.  Save it to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder media box.

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Part III: The Conflict For The Ohio Valley Ignites!

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Conflict For the Ohio Ignites!"

2.  Copy and paste the questions below into your LiveBinder text box.  These questions will help us learn about the beginning of the French and Indian War.

   A.  Why did the French build a string of outposts or forts around the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley?

   B. Why did both the English and the French compete for control of North America in the 1750s?

   C. Who was chosen by the Governor of Virginia to tell the French to leave the Ohio River Valley?

   D. How did the French answer George Washington's request? What did the French tell George Washington they planned to do in the Ohio River Valley?

   E. Which three rivers make up the "Forks of the Ohio?"

   F. What was the name of the massive fort the French built at the Forks of the Ohio?

   G. How do you think George Washington felt after his first battle?

   H. Why do you think the murder of the French commander by the Half King was a major problem for George Washington following the battle?

   I. What was the name of the fort Washington built to defend his men from a French attack?

  J. What was a major mistake Washington made when creating Fort Necessity?

  K. What was Washington forced to do at Fort Necessity?


3.  Watch the video montage The Conflict For The Ohio Ignites !  Answer the questions in your LiveBinder text box.  You may want to pause the video to each question in your LiveBinder. 
    
    
      

   *If the video does not work for you, or if you would like to use additional resources, click on the "Explore this topic" image.   Use boxes 1-10 to help you answer the questions. 

    


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Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources"

2.  Click on each of the thumbnails below to view the primary sources.  Read each of these primary sources carefully.  Answer the corresponding questions in your LiveBinder text box. 

     *Primary Source #1: Governor Dinwiddle's Letter to the French Commander carried by George Washington

    

     Questions to answer:

     A.  According to his letter, Dinwiddle beleives that the Forks of the Ohio River belong whom?

     B.  According to his letter, what is Dinwiddle suprised to hear the French has constructed near the Forks of the Ohio?

     C.  What does Dinwiddle claim it is his duty to requiere of the French?


   


     *Primary Source #2: Major George Washington's account of his journey back to Virginia after delivering Dinwiddle's letter. 
       After delivering Dinwiddle's message to the French commanders at For Lebuf, George Washington was almost killed on his return to Virginia.  Read his account of thos events below:

      Questions to answer:

     A.  According to his account, how did George Washington almost die returning to Virginia after his first mission into the Ohio country? 

     B.  Where did George Washington meet Governor Dinwiddle upon his return to Virginia?  What did he give the governor? 

     C.  How do you think U.S. History might have been different if George Washington would have died returning his first mission into the Ohio country? 

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White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: How A Map Can Predict The Future

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How A Map Can Predict the Future"

2.  Examine the map of North America before 1754.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America before 1754.

     B.  In your LiveBinder text box, write at least three sentences PREDICTING what could happen if these nations are all in competition for land and resources in North America. 


3.   Now examine the map of North America after 1763
.  Answer the following questions in your Livebinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America in 1763.
 
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Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a moment to watch the short entertaining video that goes over the entire French and Indian War.

3.  After watching the video, make a list of at least three of the French and Indian War names and places mentioned in the video.  Place the list in your LiveBinder 

4.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of George Washington during the French and Indian War.  Save it to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder media box.
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 Part III: The Conflict For The Ohio Valley Ignites!

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Conflict For the Ohio Ignites!"

2.  Copy and paste the questions below into your LiveBinder text box.  These questions will help us learn about the beginning of the French and Indian War.

   A.  Why did the French build a string of outposts or forts around the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley?

   B. Why did both the English and the French compete for control of North America in the 1750s?

   C. Who was chosen by the Governor of Virginia to tell the French to leave the Ohio River Valley?

   D. How did the French answer George Washington's request? What did the French tell George Washington they planned to do in the Ohio River Valley?

   E. Which three rivers make up the "Forks of the Ohio?"

   F. What was the name of the massive fort the French built at the Forks of the Ohio?

   G. How do you think George Washington felt after his first battle?

   H. Why do you think the murder of the French commander by the Half King was a major problem for George Washington following the battle?

   I. What was the name of the fort Washington built to defend his men from a French attack?

  J. What was a major mistake Washington made when creating Fort Necessity?

  K. What was Washington forced to do at Fort Necessity?


3.  Watch the video montage The Conflict For The Ohio Ignites !  Answer 8 of the 12 on screen questions below in your LiveBinder text box.  You may wish to pause the video to answer the questions. 
    
    
      

   *If the video does not work for you, or if you would like to use additional resources, click on the "Explore this topic" image.   Use boxes 1-10 to help you answer the questions. 

    


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     Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources"

2.  Explore some of the images and resources from the French and Indian War materials.  Answer the corresponding questions for each image in your Live Binder text box:

     A.   Explore boxes 3-6 in the French and Indian War materials.  Use your best descriptive words to describe each of the following uniforms: English, French, Indian,  and American Militia.

     B.   Explore boxes 8-12 in the French and Indian War materials.  Use your best descriptive words to describe what for For Duquesne / Fort Pitt would have looked like during the French and Indian War? 
 
     C.   Use descriptive words to describe what the area around Fort Duquesne / For Pitt looks like today.

 


    

Blue Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: How A Map Can Predict The Future

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How A Map Can Predict the Future"

2.  Examine the map of North America before 1754..  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America before 1754.

     B.  In your LiveBinder text box, write at least three sentences PREDICTING what could happen if these nations are all in competition for land and resources in North America. 


3.   Now examine the map of North America after 1763 .  Answer the following questions in your Livebinder text box:

     A.  List each nation that claimed parts of North America in 1763.
 
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Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: French and Indian War Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a moment to watch the short entertaining video that goes over the entire French and Indian War.

3.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of George Washington during the French and Indian War.  Save it to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder media box.

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Part III: The Conflict For The Ohio Valley Ignites!

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Conflict For the Ohio Ignites!"

2.  Copy and paste the questions below into your LiveBinder text box.  These questions will help us learn about the beginning of the French and Indian War.

   A.  Why did the French build a string of outposts or forts around the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley?

   B. Why did both the English and the French compete for control of North America in the 1750s?

   C. Who was chosen by the Governor of Virginia to tell the French to leave the Ohio River Valley?

   D. How did the French answer George Washington's request? What did the French tell George Washington they planned to do in the Ohio River Valley?

   E. Which three rivers make up the "Forks of the Ohio?"

   F. What was the name of the massive fort the French built at the Forks of the Ohio?

   G. How do you think George Washington felt after his first battle?

   H. Why do you think the murder of the French commander by the Half King was a major problem for George Washington following the battle?

   I. What was the name of the fort Washington built to defend his men from a French attack?

  J. What was a major mistake Washington made when creating Fort Necessity?

  K. What was Washington forced to do at Fort Necessity?


3.  Watch the video montage The Conflict For The Ohio Ignites !  Answer 8 of the 12 on screen questions below in your LiveBinder text box.  You may wish to pause the video to answer the questions. 
    
    
      

   *If the video does not work for you, or if you would like to use additional resources, click on the "Explore this topic" image.   Use boxes 1-10 to help you answer the questions. 

    

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 Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: Exploring Primary Sources"

2.  Explore some of the images and resources from the French and Indian War materials.  Answer the corresponding questions for each image in your Live Binder text box:     

A.   Explore boxes 3-6 in the French and Indian War materials.  Use your best descriptive words to describe each of the following uniforms: English, French, Indian,  and American Militia.     


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