Students will be engaged while gaining a strong grasp of the A.P. United States History redesign curriculum's concept 2.1 which looks at multiple aspects of English relations with Native Americans.
This analysis Google Doc activity includes a link to History Channel's Ten Days that Unexpectedly Change America's document segment on "Massacre at Mystic" (Pequot War) - ddited 20 minute version. After answer four analysis questions designed around APUSH Concept 2.1, students then use a short web article to compare and contrast the event with the 1675-76 King Philip's War. The entire analysis activity can be completed in 30-40 minutes and effectively teaches multiple areas of key concepts regarding English and Native American relations.
-Native American and English/Dutch trade relationships
-Cultural misunderstandings between Native Americans and English
-Inter-tribal warfare and alliances
-Pequot War (1636)
-King Philip's (Metacom's) War (1675-76)
-Comparing English, French, Dutch relationships with Native Americans
*This lesson is created for an AP class, but will work well with any secondary history course covering English vs. Native American relations in the Colonial Era.