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
5.1.2. Examine accounts of early European explorations of North America including major land and water routes, reasons for exploration and the impact the exploration had.
5.1.4. Locate and compare the origins, physical structure and social structure of early Spanish, French and British settlements.
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.
5.3.8. Explain how the Spanish, British and French colonists altered the character and use of land in early America.