Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.4. U.S. History and Geography: Making a New Nation
THE LAND AND PEOPLE BEFORE EUROPEAN EXPLORATION
4.2. Students describe the legacy and cultures of the major indigenous settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the triple alliance empire of the Yucatan Peninsula, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi.
4.2.1. Identify how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the natural environment, including locations of villages, the distinct structures that they built, and how they obtained food, clothing, tools, and utensils. (G)
4.2.3. Describe religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions. (R)
4.2.4. Explain their varied economies and trade networks. (E)
AGE OF EXPLORATION (15TH–16TH CENTURIES)
4.5. Students describe the productive resources and market relationships that existed in early America.
4.5.1. Describe the economic activities within and among Native American cultures prior to contact with Europeans. (G, E)
SETTLING THE COLONIES TO THE 1700S
4.6. Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the Native Americans and between the Indian nations and the new settlers.
4.6.6. Identify the influence and achievements of significant leaders of the time (e.g., John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Chief Tecumseh, Chief Logan, Chief John Ross, and Sequoyah). (P)