American History SA 1

Unit I Scholarly Activity

After completing the unit and reviewing the Stearns article, answer the following in your own words: “Why I believe it is
important to study history.”

First, examples from this unit should be utilized as part of your answer and topics must include, but are not limited to the
following items:

  •  Describing the migration of Native American tribes.
  •  The influence trade, agriculture, and tools they had on movements and settlements.
  •  How colonial actions and colonization impacted those among whom the colonists settled.
    Second, when studying the movements of Native American peoples and European exploration during the 15th and 16th
    centuries, what does history tell us about the motivations, practices, and outcomes from the European quests of God,
    gold, and glory? Why do you believe it was important to study these motivating factors?
    Your response should be a minimum of two (2) pages in length. All sources used must be cited and referenced.
    Paraphrased or quoted material must have accompanying citations.
    Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below