Module 1 Study Guide

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1. How do tools of geography help us learn about history? Provide examples of each of the tools described in this lesson. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these tools?

2. Identify regions on a map. (North, South, East, West, Central Plains, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, etc.) You will need to answer questions where maps are provided, but the regions will not be labeled for you, so you must review this ahead of time.

3. List and describe the ecosystems found in the United States. ( Tundra, Alpine, Desert, Deciduous Forest, & Grasslands) Explain where each ecosystem is located and the characteristics of each.

Compare and contrast each of these ecosystems to each other to find how they are similar & different when compared to each other.

4. What is sustainable forestry? How does this help maintain a variety of plants and animals?

1. What factors motivated people to colonize in North America?

2. Describe the settlements for each of the groups listed below. List specific reasons why each of these groups colonized in America. (Hint! Hint! Refer to the Text Version under the heading,” European Settlements in North America” to find this information.)





3. During the 1500s and 1600s, European nations competed to colonize North America with hopes of expanding their empires. Provide examples demonstrating why European settlers and other European powers clashed during this time.


1. Describe the unique characteristics of each of the following colonial regions: Southern, Middle and New England. Include information about the economics, land/soil, slaves, etc. that each of these regions exhibited.

2. Why is each of these people significant to Colonial America? (Be sure to take notes on anything associated with each of these men.)

William Penn

John Smith

William Bradford


1 What is colonial interdependence?

2. What impact did slaves have on the economy? Why were slaves so important to the economy?

3. Why did many colonists support slavery even though they knew it was wrong?


1. What is a primary source vs. what is a secondary source? Provide examples of each.

2. How do you determine if a source is primary or secondary?

3. How do you determine if a source is valid or invalid?

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