Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.USI. United States History to 1865
Exploration to Revolution: Pre-Columbian Times to the 1770s
USI.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand European exploration in North America and West Africa by:
USI.4.a. Describing the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations.
VA.SS.WHI. World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
WHI.1.e. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in world history.
WHI.1.f. Explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impacted people, places, and events in world history.
WHI.1.g. Analyzing multiple connections across time and place.
Regional Interactions, 1000 to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand the major civilizations of the Western Hemisphere, including the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan, by:
WHI.13.a. Locating early civilizations in time and place and describing major geographic features.
WHI.13.b. Explaining the development of social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns in the civilizations of the Americas.
WHI.13.c. Evaluating and explaining the European interactions with these societies, with emphasis on trading and economic interdependence.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Early America: Settlement and Colonization
VUS.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the impact of the Age of Exploration by:
VUS.2.a. Describing the characteristics of early exploration and evaluating the impact of European settlement in the Americas.
VUS.2.b. Analyzing the cultural interactions among American Indians, Europeans, and Africans.