Historical Knowledge and Thinking

[U.S. History 1492-1786]
Historical Knowledge
5.1. Identify and compare historical Native American groups and settlements that existed in North America
prior to contact with European exploration in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
5.2. Locate and examine accounts of early Spanish, French and British explorations of North America noting
major land and water routes, reasons for exploration and the location and impact of exploration and
5.3. Explain the religious, political, and economic reasons for movement of people from Europe to the Americas
and describe instances of both cooperation and conflict between Native American Indians and European
5.4. Identify and locate the 13 British colonies that became the United States and identify the early founders,
describe daily life (political, social, and economic organization and structure), and describe early colonial
resistance to British rule.

Historical Thinking
5.5. Create and interpret timelines showing major people, events and developments in the early history of the
United States.
5.6. Use primary and secondary sources to formulate historical questions, to examine an historical account
about an issue of the time, and to reconstruct the literal meaning of the passages by identifying who was
involved, what happened, where it happened, and what events led to these developments and what
consequences or outcomes followed.


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Native Americans

  • 500 Nations Concept
  • The Medicine Wheel
  • The Personal Shield
  • Legends

“The Universe is a Mirror of the people, and each person is a mirror of every other person.”

Exploration: Purpose & Function, Impact on North America and Europe

Colonization: Jamestown, The Powaton and Chesapeake Bay




The Road to Revolution:Media of the Revolution (Thomas Paine)

THE GREAT DEBATE/ Loyalists v. Patriots

Crisis 1: Stamp Act Congress (1763-1765)

  • 1763- Proclamation Line
  • 1764- Currency Act
  • 1764- Sugar Act
  • 1765- Stamp Act
  • 1765- Quartering Act
  • 1765- Virginia Resolution
  • 1765- The Sons of Liberty

Crisis 2: First Continental Congress (1765-1774)

  • 1766- Stamp Act Repeal
  • 1766- Declaratory Act
  • 1767- Townshend Acts
  • 1770- Boston Massacre
  • 1770- Townshend Acts
  • 1772- Committees of Correspondence
  • 1773- Tea Act
  • 1773- Boston Tea Party
  • 1774- The Intolerable Acts
  • 1774- Quebec Act

Crisis 3: Second Continental Congress (1775)

  • 1775- Shot Heard Around the World
  • 1775- Lord North’s Compromise
  • 1775- Acts of Parliament
  • 1775- Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • 1775- Battle of Breed’s Hill (Bunker Hill)



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