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List of Benchmarks for United States History 
 Standard 2.Understands cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected people resulting from early European exploration and colonization
  
Topics1. European exploration and colonization, 9th to 17th centuries; 2. Expansion, exploration, and conquest
   Level II (Grade 5-6)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the features of the major European explorations that took place between the 15th and 17th centuries (e.g., the routes and motives of Spanish, French, Dutch, and English explorers; the goals and achievements of major expeditions; problems encountered on the high seas; fears and superstitions of the times; what sailors expected to find when they reached their destinations)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  European overseas exploration
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the major routes of exploration of European explorers between the 15th and 17th centuries  A   
  2. Knows the goals and achievements of major European expeditions between the 15th and 17th centuries  A   
  3. Knows problems encountered by 15th-17th century European explorers on the high seas   
  4. Knows typical fears and superstitions that affected European exploration between the 15th and 17th centuries    
  5. Knows what different European explorers expected to find when they reached their destinations   
  
McREL Activity(s)
   The Great Explorers


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(BE,79;​AE,46,52;​LI,56-57,63-66;​NE,13)
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