West Virginia Standards
SS.3.G.8. Students will compare and contrast regions of the United States in regard to plant and animal life, landforms, climate and human interactions with the environment.
SS.3.H.CL2. Determine the causes and effects of European exploration.
SS.3.H.CL2.1. Students will chronologically organize major explorers and determine the reasons for their journeys (e.g., Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Sir Walter Raleigh, etc.).