Docstoc

Chapter 5 Section 1 Early American Culture

Document Sample
Chapter 5 Section 1 Early American Culture Powered By Docstoc
					Chapter   5 Section 1 Early American Culture          P. 14/ P. 116
A. Finding Main Ideas As you read this section, take notes to answer questions
about parts of colonial culture.

Land
 1. Why was owing land important to colonists?

 • Gave them wealth and voting rights
 • Helped determine social rank
Women
2. What kinds of work did colonial women do?
Chapter   5 Section 1 Early American Culture          P. 14/ P. 116
A. Finding Main Ideas As you read this section, take notes to answer questions
about parts of colonial culture.

Land
 1. Why was owing land important to colonists?

 • Gave them wealth and voting rights
 • Helped determine social rank
Women
2. What kinds of work did colonial women do?

• White women- farm wives, preparing food, making
  clothing, gardens, farm animals, bartering
• Some in cities ran businesses & practiced trades
• Slaves - helped raise cash crops
Young People
3. What kinds of work did young people do?

• Looked after farm animals, gathered berries,
  watched younger children
• Boys- helped farm, learned trades, apprentices
• Girls- learned household skills
• Orphans-servants
Education

4. How much education did colonists have?
Young People
3. What kinds of work did young people do?

• Looked after farm animals, gathered berries,
  watched younger children
• Boys- helped farm, learned trades, apprentices
• Girls- learned household skills Orphans-
  servants
Education

4. How much education did colonists have?

• Most learned enough to read the Bible
• Wealthy- learned writing & arithmetic
• Only about ½ women could read
• Very few African Americans could read
Publishing
5. What was published in the colonies?

• Newspapers, almanacs, poetry, histories
• Autobiographies, captivity narratives
Great Awakening
6. How did the Great Awakening affect the colonies?
Publishing
5. What was published in the colonies?

• Newspapers, almanacs, poetry, histories
• Autobiographies, captivity narratives
Great Awakening
6. How did the Great Awakening affect the colonies?

• Large crowds to hear sermons, split churches,
  increased membership
• Colleges founded
• Helped needy, increased feeling of worth & equality
Enlightenment
7. What Enlightenment ideas influenced colonists?

• Emphasis on reason & science
• Ideas of natural rights and government by
  agreement led to desire for independence

  B. Summarizing Explain why Benjamin Franklin was such
  an important figure in the colonies.
Enlightenment
7. What Enlightenment ideas influenced colonists?

• Emphasis on reason & science
• Ideas of natural rights and government by
  agreement led to desire for independence

  B. Summarizing Explain why Benjamin Franklin was such
  an important figure in the colonies.

  Scientific discoveries, inventions, fire departments,
  libraries, postal system, colleges

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:54
posted:7/23/2012
language:English
pages:8