US I 5a
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by
a) describing the religious and economic events and conditions that led to the
colonization of America.
- Roanoke Island (Lost Colony) was established as an economic venture.
- Jamestown Settlement, the first permanent English settlement in North America (1607), was an economic venture by the Virginia Company.
- Plymouth Colony was settled by separatists from the Church of England who wanted to avoid religious persecution.
- Massachusetts Bay Colony was settled by the Puritans to avoid religious persecution.
- Pennsylvania was settled by the Quakers, who wanted freedom to practice their faith without interference.
- Georgia was settled by people who had been in debtors’ prisons in England. They hoped to experience economic freedom and start a new life in the New World.
STANDARD US I 4a-b
USI.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of European exploration in North America
and West Africa by
a) describing the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations;
b) describing cultural and economic interactions between Europeans and American Indians that led to cooperation and conflict, with emphasis on the American Indian concept of land;
Spain England France
Coronado Cabot Champlain La Salle
Southwest Eastern Canada Quebec Mississippi River Valley
The student will demonstrate knowledge of European explorations in North America and West Africa by
c) identifying the location and describing the characteristics of West African societies (Ghana, Mali, and Songhai) and their interactions with traders.
The students took a snapshot on this standard Wednesday, December 8, 2016.
Weeks 15 and 16
The students will prepare an answer in response to a Project-Based assessment in lieu of a Benchmark. The students will prepare a persuasive brochure convincing Englishmen to settle in the New World. Using primary source sketches created by John White, the students will focus on the natural, human, and capital resources they observe in the sketches. The project will be done in class.