Washington DC Standards
DC.3-5. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
3-5.3. Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View
3-5.3.3. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.
DC.4. U.S. History and Geography: Making a New Nation
4.3. Age of Exploration (15th - 16th Century): Students trace the routes of early explorers and describe the early explorations of the Americas.
4.3.2. Locate and explain the routes of the major land explorers of the U.S., the distances traveled by explorers, and the Atlantic trade routes that linked Africa, the West Indies, the British colonies, and Europe. (G)
4.3.5. Identify the entrepreneurial characteristics of early explorers (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado) and the technological developments that made sea exploration by latitude and longitude possible, including the exchange of technology and ideas with Asia and Africa. (G, E)