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United States History 
 Standard 1.Understands the characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450
  
Topics1. Western Europe during the Age of Exploration; 2. Expansion, exploration, and conquest
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 3.Understands the social, economic, and political factors that stimulated overseas exploration (e.g., the rise of centralized states, the development of urban centers, the expansion of commerce, the spirit of individualism and how it affected cross-cultural contacts with new peoples)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  social stimuli for overseas exploration (Age of Exploration)
B.  economic stimuli for overseas exploration (Age of Exploration)
C.  political stimuli for overseas exploration (Age of Exploration)
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the social factors that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  2. Understands the economic factors that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  3. Understands the political factors that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  4. Understands the rise of centralized states as a factor that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  5. Understands the development of urban centers as a factor that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  6. Understands the expansion of commerce as a factor that stimulated overseas exploration during the Age of Exploration   
  7. Understands the spirit of individualism during the Age of Exploration and how it affected cross-cultural interactions and stimulated overseas exploration   


Citation Log: BD(BE,77;​AE,43)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document