GA.SS4. United States History To 1860
SS4E. Economic Understandings
SS4E1. The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
SS4E1.a. Describe opportunity costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (such as decisions to send expeditions to North and South America).
SS4E1.b. Explain how price incentives affect people's behavior and choices (such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and products to produce).
SS4E1.c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living (such as the differences in the economies in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.)
SS4E1.d. Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North America).
SS4E1.e. Describe how trade promotes economic activity (such as how trade between the colonies and England affected their economies).
SS4G. Geographic Understandings
SS4G2. The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
SS4G2.c. Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies helped determine economic activities practiced therein.
SS4H. Historical Understandings
SS4H3. The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.
SS4H3.a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
SS4H3.b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans.