of the school year has passed already and we're still talking about the effects of Europeans in the New World. Oy!
All I can say is, Beginnings Matter.
For tomorrow, look at our list of American Values and write down three thesis statements about what qualities were evident from the days of exploration and colonization, or what qualities were missing. Include in your statement a guess about the why or how of your observations from the readings.
Since you will choose from among these for an upcoming1000 word essay, think and write carefully. Keep in mind scaffolding techniques from English that help you include your own experience/heritage etc.