New Mexico Content Standards
NM.I: History: Students are able to identify important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience. Students will:
1-B: United States: analyze and interpret major eras, events and individuals from the periods of exploration and colonization through the civil war and reconstruction in United States history:
1-B:2. Describe and explain the reasons for colonization, to include: religious freedom, desire for land, economic opportunity, a new way of life, including the roles and views of key individuals who founded colonies (e.g., John Smith, William Penn, Lord Baltimore);
1-B:5. Describe how the introduction of slavery into the Americas, and especially the United States, laid a foundation for conflict; and
1-B:6. Explain early representative government and identify democratic practices that emerged (e.g., Iroquois nation model, town meetings, assemblies).
1-C: World: compare and contrast major historical eras, events and figures from ancient civilizations to the age of exploration:
1-C:3. Identify the European countries that colonized the North American continent and their areas of settlement; and