Louisiana Academic Standards
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
5.3.6. Explain and give examples of how Native Americans, Europeans, and free and enslaved Africans adapted to living in the New England colonies, the Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies
5.5. Culture and Environment: Students examine how the physical environment influenced the cultural development of colonial America.
5.5.1. Describe ways in which location and environment influenced the settlements and land use in colonial America
5.5.2. Identify natural resources used by people of colonial America and describe the impact of human action on the physical environment
5.6. Purposes, Foundation, and Structure: Students investigate different types of government to understand their influence on the development of government in colonial America.
5.6.1. Compare and contrast the different types of government in colonial America that influenced the development of the United States
5.6.2. Summarize the key ideas that influenced the development of colonial governments and their influence on the growth of American democracy
5.9. Interdependence: Students analyze key events that affected trade and exchange in colonial America.
5.9.2. Analyze the differences in the economies of the New England colonies, Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies