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Topic: Society and culture in colonial America 

World History

 Standard 29.  Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows reasons for the emergence of social hierarchies based on race and gender in both the Iberian Empire and the British colonies in the Americas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows reasons for the emergence of social hierarchies based on race in the Iberian Empire
     2.Knows reasons for the emergence of social hierarchies based on race in the British colonies in the Americas
     3.Knows reasons for the emergence of social hierarchies based on gender in the Iberian Empire

United States History

 Standard 4.  Understands how political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the influence of Enlightenment ideas on American society (e.g., Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Knows that Benjamin Franklin’s experiments are an example of Enlightenment ideas
     3.Knows that Benjamin Franklin’s experiment with electricity influenced American society
   Benchmark 4.Understands how and why family and community life differed in various regions of colonial North America (e.g., Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, French Quebec, Santa Fe)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands differences in family life throughout colonial North America
     2.Understands differences in community life throughout colonial North America
     3.Knows about family and community life in Williamsburg
     4.Knows about family and community life in Philadelphia
     5.Knows about family and community life in Boston
     6.Knows about family and community life in New York
     7.Knows about family and community life in French Quebec
     8.Knows about family and community life in Santa Fe
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands how family and gender roles of different regions of colonial America changed across time (1600-1700)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how family roles in different regions of colonial America changed across time (1600-1700)
     2.Understands how gender roles in different regions of colonial America changed across time (1600)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how gender, property ownership, religion, and legal status affected political rights (e.g., that women were not allowed to vote even if they held property and met religious requirements)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how gender affected political rights in colonial America
     2.Understands how property ownership affected political rights in colonial America
     3.Understands how religion affected political rights in colonial America
     4.Understands how legal status affected political rights in colonial America
     5.Knows that women were not allowed to vote in colonial America even if they held property and met religious requirements
   Benchmark 4.Understands characteristics of the social structure of colonial America (e.g., the property rights of single, married, and widowed women; public education in the New England colonies and how it differed from the southern colonies, different patterns of family life; different ideals among diverse religious groups, social classes, and cultures; different roles and status of men and women)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the property rights of single women in colonial America
     2.Understands the property rights of married women in colonial America
     3.Understands the property rights of widowed women in colonial America
     4.Knows about public education in the New England colonies
     5.Knows about public education in the southern colonies
     6.Understands the differences between public education in the New England colonies and the southern colonies
     7.Knows different patterns of family life in colonial America
     8.Understands different ideals among diverse religious groups in colonial America
     9.Understands different ideals among social classes in colonial America
     10.Understands different ideals among diverse cultures in colonial America
     11.Understands the different roles of men and women in colonial America
     12.Understands the different status of men and women in colonial America
   Benchmark 5.Understands the similarities and differences in colonial concepts of community (e.g., Puritan's covenant community, Chesapeake colonial emphasis on individualism)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands similarities in colonial concepts of community
     2.Understands differences in colonial concepts of community
     3.Knows about the Puritan’s covenant community
     4.Knows about the Chesapeake colonial emphasis on individualism