5.2. Key Events, Ideas, and People: Students investigate how key events, ideas, and people influenced the social, economic, and political development of the New World during the Age of Exploration.
5.2.2. Identify early explorers and their motivations, challenges, and achievements
5.2.3. Describe the Spanish conquests in the Americas including the impact on the Aztecs, Incas, and other indigenous peoples
5.3. Key Events, Ideas, and People: Students explain the reasons why different groups settled in North America and describe the effect of key people, ideas, and events on the growth of the thirteen colonies.
5.3.1. Compare and contrast the convergence of trade, cultural diffusion, and innovation in the Western Hemisphere after 1492