Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.VS. Virginia Studies
Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution
VS.5. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:
VS.5.a. Identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
VA.SS.USI. United States History to 1865
Exploration to Revolution: Pre-Columbian Times to the 1770s
USI.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by:
USI.5.e. Explaining the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.
Revolution and the New Nation: 1770s to the Early 1800s
USI.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes and results of the American Revolution by:
USI.6.a. Explaining the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution.
VA.SS.WG. World Geography
WG.5. The student will analyze the characteristics of the regions of the United States and Canada by:
WG.5.a. Identifying and analyzing the location of major geographic regions and major cities on maps and globes.
WG.5.d. Recognizing cultural influences and landscapes.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Early America: Settlement and Colonization
VUS.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand early European colonization by:
VUS.3.b. Analyzing how social and political factors impacted the culture of the colonies.
Revolution and the New Nation
VUS.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the issues and events leading to and during the Revolutionary Period by:
VUS.4.a. Describing the results of the French and Indian War.
VUS.4.c. Explaining how conflicting loyalties created political differences among the colonists concerning separation from Great Britain.