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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Pre-Colonial to Colonization
Unit Number
8USH1
Course
Eighth Grade United States History
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on Pre-Colonial America and the development of North American colonies. Students will understand the reasons behind colonization and the factors that shaped the early development of our nation.
Timeline
4 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that exploration is driven by a variety of different factors such as economics, politics, and geography.
Understand that Europeans had multiple reasons for immigrating to America.
Understand that location influences how people live.
Understand that various geographic and economic factors shaped the development of America.


Essential Questions
What factors led European explorers to the Americas?
Why did some Europeans choose to leave home and settle in colonial America?
In what ways did location affect daily life in the colonies?
In what ways did geographic and economic factors shape the early development of America?


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Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of views represented in the sources.
  
Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
  
Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.
  
 Explain how changes in supply and demand cause changes in prices and quantities of goods and services, labor, credit, and foreign currencies.
  
Construct maps to represent and explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics.
  
Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
  
Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
  
Analyze how people’s perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.
  
Evaluate the credibility of a source by determining its relevance and intended use.
ECO
  
Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
  
 Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government.
  
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
  
Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
  
Explain how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures.
ECO
  
Explain multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past.
ECO
  
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
ECO
  
Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.