Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference

 


 


Topic: Significant human migrations of the world 

Grades K-4 History

 Standard 7.  Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 4.Knows the journeys of Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, the routes they took, and what happened as a result of their travels
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the journeys taken by Marco Polo
     2.Knows the journeys taken by Christopher Columbus
     3.Knows the routes taken by Marco Polo on his journeys
     4.Knows the routes taken by Christopher Columbus on his journeys
     5.Knows the outcomes of Marco Polo’s journeys
     6.Knows the outcomes of Christopher Columbus’ journeys
  Level II (Grade 3-4)
   Benchmark 6.Knows about the migrations of large groups in the past and recently (e.g., Native American ancestors across the Bering land bridge; the Bantu migrations in Africa; the movement of Europeans and Africans to the Western Hemisphere; the exodus of Vietnamese boat people, Haitians, and Cubans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the migration of Native American ancestors across the Bering land bridge
     2.Knows about the Bantu migrations in Africa
     3.Knows about the movement of Europeans to the Western Hemisphere
     4.Knows about the movement of Africans to the Western Hemisphere
     5.Knows about the exodus of Vietnamese boat people
     6.Knows about the exodus of Haitians
     7.Knows about the exodus of Cubans
   Benchmark 7.Knows about European explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries, their reasons for exploring, the information gained from their journeys, and what happened as a result of their travels (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Eric the Red, Zheng He, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, Jacques Cartier)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows Christopher Columbus’ reasons for exploring
     2.Knows information that was gained from Christopher Columbus’ journeys
     3.Knows events that resulted from Christopher Columbus’ travels
     4.Knows Marco Polo’s reasons for exploring
     5.Knows information that was gained from Marco Polo’s journeys
     6.Knows events that resulted from Marco Polo’s travels
     7.Knows Eric the Red’s reasons for exploring
     8.Knows information that was gained from Eric the Red’s journeys
     9.Knows events that resulted from Eric the Red’s travels
     10.Knows Zheng He’s reasons for exploring
     11.Knows information that was gained from Zheng He’s journeys
     12.Knows events that resulted from Zheng He’s travels
     13.Knows Ferdinand Magellan’s reasons for exploring
     14.Knows information that was gained from Ferdinand Magellan’s journeys
     15.Knows events that resulted from Ferdinand Magellan’s travels
     16.Knows Vasco de Gama’s reasons for exploring
     17.Knows information that was gained from Vasco de Gama’s journeys
     18.Knows events that resulted from Vasco de Gama’s travels
     19.Knows Jacques Cartier’s reasons for exploring
     20.Knows information that was gained from Jacques Cartier’s journeys
     21.Knows events that resulted from Jacques Cartier’s travels
   Benchmark 8.Knows about the various crops, foods, and animals that were transported from the Western Hemisphere and from the Eastern Hemisphere as a result of the "Columbian Exchange" (e.g., tomato, corn, cassava, potato; horse, cattle, sugar cane)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the tomato, corn, cassava, and the potato are crops that were transported from the Western Hemisphere as a result of the "Columbian Exchange"
     2.Knows that horse and cattle were transported from the Eastern Hemisphere as a result of the "Columbian Exchange"
     3.Knows that sugar cane was transported from the Eastern Hemisphere as a result of the "Columbian Exchange"
   Benchmark 9.Understands the different perspectives and major arguments surrounding the Columbian encounter
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the different perspectives held by various groups on the Columbian encounter
     2.Understands the major arguments surrounding the Columbian encounter