WA.4. HISTORY - The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
4.1. Understands historical chronology.
4.1.2. CHRONOLOGICAL ERAS: Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. history from time immemorial to 1791:
4.1.2.b. Encounter, colonization, and devastation (1492 - 1763).
WA.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
5.2. Uses inquiry-based research.
5.2.1. FORMS QUESTIONS: Understands how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.