U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.2. TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
2.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
2.1.6. The origins and influences of social, cultural, political, and economic systems.
NCSS.3. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS.
3.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
3.1.2. Concerts such as: location, region, place, and migration, as well as human and physical systems.
3.1.5. The concept of regions identifies links between people in different locations according to specific criteria (e.g., physical, economic, social, cultural, or religious).
3.1.6. Patterns of demographic and political change, and cultural diffusion in the past and present (e.g., changing national boundaries, migration, and settlement, and the diffusion of and changes in customs and ideas).
3.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
3.2.1. Ask and find answers to geographic questions related to regions, nations, and the world in the past and present.
N.NCHS. National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
NCHS.USH. United States History Content Standards
USH.1. Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
USH.1.2. How early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.
USH.1.2B. The student understands the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas.
NCHS.WH. World History Content Standards
WH.6. Era 6: The Emergence of the First Global Age, 1450-1770
WH.6.4. Economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas, 1500-1750.
WH.6.4A. The student understands how states and peoples of European descent became dominant in the Americas between the 16th and 18th centuries.
WH.6.6. Major global trends from 1450-1770.
WH.6.6A. The student understands major global trends from 1450 to 1770.