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Frameworks for Native American and Early Colonial Settlements

Grade 3 Learning Standards:

3.2 Identify the Wampanoags and their leaders at the time the Pilgrims arrived, and describe their way of life. (H, G)

Grade 4 Learning Standards

4.15 Describe the diverse nature of the American people by identifying the distinctive contributions to American culture of:

A. several indigenous peoples in different areas of the country (e.g., Navajo, Seminoles, Sioux, Hawaiians, and Inuit).

4.21 Identify the location of at least two Native American tribes in Canada (e.g., Kwakiutl and Micmac) and the Inuit nation and describe their major social features. (H, G)

Grade 5 Learning Standards:

Pre-Columbian Civilizations of the New World and European Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement to 1700

5.2 Identify the three major pre-Columbian civilizations that existed in Central and South America (Maya, Aztec, and Inca) and their locations. Describe their political structures, religious practices, and use of slaves. (H, G, E)

5.4 Explain why the Aztec and Inca civilizations declined in the 16th century. (H)
A. the encounters between Cortez and Montezuma
B. the encounters between Pizarro and the Incas
C. the goals of the Spanish conquistadors
D. the effects of European diseases, particularly smallpox, throughout the Western hemisphere

5.6 Explain the early relationship of the English settlers to the indigenous peoples, or Indians, in North America, including the differing views on ownership or use of land and the conflicts between them (e.g., the Pequot and King Philip’s Wars in New England). (H, G, E)

US History I Learning Standards

USI.26 Describe the causes, course, and consequences of America’s westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness. Use a map of North America to trace America’s expansion to the Civil War, including the location of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. (H, E, G
D. the Cherokees’ Trail of Tears
F. the concept of Manifest Destiny and its relationship to westward expansion

US History II Learning Standards

USII.4 Analyze the causes of the continuing westward expansion of the American people after the Civil War and the impact of this migration on the Indians. (H)
WHI

The Origins of European Western Expansion and the Civilizations of Central and South America

World History I

WHI.13 Identify the three major pre-Columbian civilizations that existed in Central and South America (Maya, Aztec, and Inca) and their locations. Describe their political structures, religious practices, economies, art and architecture, and use of slaves. (H,G, E)

Session 1: February 1, 2010