MI.U1. U.S. History and Geography (USHG) Era 1 - Beginnings to 1620
U1.2. European Exploration: Identify the causes and consequences of European exploration and colonization.
5-U1.2.1. Explain the technological (e.g., invention of the astrolabe and improved maps), and political developments, (e.g., rise of nation-states), that made sea exploration possible. (C)
5-U1.2.2. Use case studies of individual explorers and stories of life in Europe to compare the goals, obstacles, motivations, and consequences for European exploration and colonization of the Americas (e.g., economic, political, cultural, and religious). (C, E)
U1.4. Three World Interactions: Describe the environmental, political, and cultural consequences of the interactions among European, African, and American Indian peoples in the late 15th through the 17th century.
5-U1.4.1. Describe the convergence of Europeans, American Indians and Africans in North America after 1492 from the perspective of these three groups.