Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. European Exploration and Settlement

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New Jersey Student Learning Standards

NJ.SS.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.8.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
6.1.8.A.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.A.1.a. Compare and contrast forms of governance, belief systems, and family structures among African, European, and Native American groups.
6.1.8.A.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.A.2.c. Explain how demographics (i.e., race, gender, and economic status) affected social, economic, and political opportunities during the Colonial era.
6.1.8.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
6.1.8.B.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.B.1.b. Analyze the world in spatial terms (e.g., longitude, latitude) using historical maps to determine what led to the exploration of new water and land routes.
6.1.8.B.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.B.2.a. Determine factors that impacted emigration, settlement patterns, and regional identities of the colonies.
6.1.8.B.2.b. Compare and contrast how the search for natural resources resulted in conflict and cooperation among European colonists and Native American groups in the New World.
6.1.8.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
6.1.8.D.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.D.1.a. Compare and contrast gender roles, religion, values, cultural practices, and political systems of Native American groups.
6.1.8.D.1.b. Explain how interactions among African, European, and Native American groups began a cultural transformation.
NJ.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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