AL.1. United States Studies: Beginnings to 1877: Fifth-grade content standards focus on the United States from the prehistoric period to 1877. The emphasis is on the geography and history of the United States from the earliest times through the formation and growth of a nation to the latter part of the nineteenth century.
1.1. Geography/History: Locate physical features that impacted the exploration and settlement of the Americas.
1.1.1. Locating states, capitals, and important geographic features east of the Mississippi River.
1.4. Economics/Geography/History/Political Science: Explain the effects of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and Native Americans, including the economic and cultural impact.
1.4.1. Identifying significant early European patrons and explorers and early settlements.
1.4.2. Locating the countries of origin of early European patrons and explorers including Prince Henry the Navigator, Magellan, Columbus, Cortes, Ponce de Leon, de Soto, and Pizarro.