Indiana Academic Standards
IN.5. The United States—The Founding of the Republic
5.1. History: Students describe the historical movements that influenced the development of the United States from pre-Columbian times up to 1800, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
Historical Knowledge - Ways of Life Before and After the Arrival of Europeans to 1610
5.1.4. Locate and compare the origins, physical structure and social structure of early Spanish, French and British settlements.
Historical Knowledge - Colonization and Settlements: 1607 to 1763
5.1.7. Identify and locate the 13 British colonies by region (New England, Middle, Southern) and describe the political, social, and economic organization and structure of each region.
5.1.8. Identify the early founders of colonial settlements and describe early colonial resistance to British rule.
5.2. Civics and Government: Students identify main components and characteristics of the United States government. Students identify and explain key ideas in government from the colonial and founding periods that continue to shape civic and political life.
Foundations of Government
5.2.3. Give examples and explain how the British colonies in America developed forms of representative government, self-government and democratic practices.
5.3. Geography: Students describe the influence of the Earth/sun relationship on climate and use global grid systems; identify regions; describe physical and cultural characteristics; and locate states, capitals and major physical features of the United States. They also explain the changing interaction of people with their environment in regions of the United States and show how the United States is related geographically to the rest of the world.
Places and Regions
5.3.4. Identify Native American Indian and colonial settlements on maps and explain the reasons for the locations of these places.
5.3.8. Explain how the Spanish, British and French colonists altered the character and use of land in early America.
5.3.9. Identify the major manufacturing and agricultural regions in colonial America and summarize the ways that agriculture and manufacturing changed between 1600 and 1800.
5.4. Economics: Students describe the productive resources and market relationships that influence the way people produce goods and services and earn a living in the United States in different historical periods. Students consider the importance of economic decision making and how people make economic choices that influence their future.
5.4.2. Summarize a market economy and give examples of how the colonial and early American economy exhibited these characteristics.