Unit 13: Wars with France and England in the New World

English Landing

Unit 13 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Reformation and Revolutions
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
English, French, and American
Short Story Writing

Frontenac-SurrenderUnit Description

The vast lands of the North American continent danced before the eyes of European monarchs like carrots dangled before charging horses. In what often resembled a worldwide game of Monopoly, nation haggled with nation over this or that portion, seeking every opportunity to enrich itself beyond reach of the others in a never-ending quest for supremacy. The colonists, meanwhile, struggled to eke out their living while caught in the cross-hairs, determined to build a bright future for themselves and their children, and growing in the realization that this land was destined to become unified into a single nation one day.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • History is HIS Story – God’s story of love, mercy, and redemption through Christ.
    • He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. — Ephesians 1‍:‍9-10
  • God’s providential hand governs and times all events and provides for His Creation according to His plan and purposes.
    • The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.- Acts 17: 24 – 27
  • Godly leadership and servanthood are necessary for one to be a true reforming influence.
    • Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many..- Matthew 20:26 – 28
  • God raises up and removes leaders.
    • He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning..- Daniel 2:21

Unit 13 Resources: Middle School

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Lesson 1: History

Lesson One Assignments:

  • Review the discussion questions and vocabulary, then read the article: The Battle for Supremacy and The Four Intercontinental Wars, pages 8 – 18.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
  • Define the vocabulary words in the context of the reading and put the word and its definition in the vocabulary section of your history notebook.
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Lesson One Discussion Questions:

  • Describe the outcome of King William’s War.
  • Describe the outcome of Queen Anne’s War.
  • Describe the outcome of King George’s War.
  • What were the conflicting claims made by the French and the English regarding land ownership that led to the French and War?
  • Describe George Washington’s involvement in the French and Indian War.
  • What was the significance of the Albany Convention?
  • Give a brief description of Longfellow’s poem “Evangeline,” and how is it related to today’s reading (you will have to do your own research on this topic).
  • Describe the outcome of the French and Indian War.
  • How did King George III create animosity between himself and the American colonists?

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Video Demonstrations of Early American Tools

Boston Tea Party Part 1 of 3

Boston Tea Party Part 2 of 3

Boston Tea Party Part 3 of 3

The Massacre of General Braddock

Biography of The Marquis of Montcalm