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Topic: European dominance in the Americas, 16th-18th centuries 

World History

 Standard 29.  Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands European influence in the Americas between the 16th and 18th centuries (e.g., European activity and control in the Americas in the form of territorial empires, trading-post empires, plantation colonies, and settler colonies; how the Netherlands, England, and France became naval, commercial, and political powers in the Atlantic basin; the locations of the British and French in the Americas, and their interest in trade there; the concept of mercantilism and its advantages and disadvantages for the colonies and the mother country)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands European territorial empires in the Americas
     2.Understands features of European trading post empires in the Americas
     3.Understands features of European plantation colonies in the Americas
     4.Understands features of European settler colonies in the Americas
     5.Understands how the Netherlands, England, and France became naval, commercial, and political powers in the Atlantic basin
     6.Knows the location of the British in the Americas
     7.Knows the location of the French in the Americas
     8.Understands British trade interests in the Americas
     9.Understands French trade interests in the Americas
     10.Understands the concept of mercantilism
     11.Knows the advantages and disadvantages of mercantilism for the colonies and the mother country
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the consequences of European interaction with indigenous populations of the Americas (e.g., the moral, political, and cultural role of Catholic and Protestant Christianity in the European colonies in America; the Seven Years War and its consequences for Britain, France, Spain, and the indigenous peoples of the American colonial territories; the political relationships between American Indian nations and Holland, France, and England)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the moral role of Catholic and Protestant Christianity in the European colonies in America
     2.Understands the political role of Catholic and Protestant Christianity in the European colonies in America
     3.Understands the cultural role of Catholic and Protestant Christianity in the European colonies in America
     4.Understands aspects of the Seven Years War
     5.Understands the consequences of the Seven Years War for Britain, France, Spain, and the indigenous peoples of the American colonial territories
     6.Understands the political relationships between American Indian nations and Holland, France, and England
   Benchmark 5.Understands the differences in the demands and purposes of European colonies in different areas of the Western Hemisphere (e.g., how European colonies in Peru differed from those in the Great Lakes region, Barbados, or Massachusetts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how European colonies in Peru differed from those in the Great Lakes region, Barbados, or Massachusetts
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands economic and political features of various European colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries (e.g., the administrative system of the Spanish viceroyalties of Peru and Mexico, and the importance of Indian agriculture and silver production to Spanish colonial economy; the fundamental ideas of mercantilism and differences in how it was practiced by the Netherlands, France, and England; diversity in colonial governments, economies, the military, and social organization in European colonies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands economic features of various European colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries
     2.Understands political features of various European colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries
     3.Understands the administrative system of the Spanish viceroyalties of Peru and Mexico
     4.Understands the importance of Indian agriculture and silver production to Spanish colonial economy
     5.Knows the fundamental ideas of mercantilism and differences in how it was practiced by the Netherlands, France, and England
     6.Understands diversity in colonial governments in European colonies
     7.Understands diversity in colonial economies in European colonies
     8.Understands diversity in the colonial military in European colonies
     9.Understands diversity in colonial social organization in European colonies
   Benchmark 4.Understands characteristics of the development of European colonies in the Americas (e.g., the appeal of the Americas for European colonists in the 16th and 17th centuries, why Europeans were able to establish large colonies on these continents, and why they did not assert this type of control in Africa and Asia)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the appeal of the Americas for European colonists in the 16th and 17th centuries
     2.Understands why Europeans were able to establish large colonies on the American continents
     3.Understands why Europeans did not assert control in Africa and Asia as they did in the Americas
   Benchmark 5.Understands possible reasons why Catholics were generally more successful than Protestants in converting non-Europeans between the 16th and 18th centuries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows possible reasons for the success of the Catholic Church in converting non Europeans between the 16th and 18th centuries