Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.4. U.S. History and Geography: Making a New Nation
AGE OF EXPLORATION (15TH–16TH CENTURIES)
4.3. 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 United States, 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 Vásquez 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)