National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
Historical Thinking Standards
Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
United States History Content Standards
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies.
The student understands the roots of representative government and how political rights were defined.
The student understands religious diversity in the colonies and how ideas about religious freedom evolved.
The student understands social and cultural change in British America.
How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas.
The student understands colonial economic life and labor systems in the Americas.
The student understands economic life and the development of labor systems in the English colonies.