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Topic: European struggle for control of North America 

United States History

 Standard 3.  Understands why the Americas attracted Europeans, why they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies and how Europeans struggled for control of North America and the Caribbean
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands growth and change in the European colonies during the two centuries following their founding (e.g., the arrival of Africans in the European colonies in the 17th century, the rapid increase of slave importation in the 18th century)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the growth and change caused by the arrival of Africans in the European colonies during the 17th century
     2.Understands the growth and change caused by the rapid increase of the slave importation during the 18th century
   Benchmark 3.Understands peaceful and conflicting interaction between English settlers and Native Americans in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake, and lower South colonies (e.g., how Native American and European societies influenced one another, differing European and Native American views of the land and its use)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands peaceful and conflicting interactions between English settlers and Native Americans in New England colonies
     2.Understands peaceful and conflicting interactions between English and Native Americans in Mid-Atlantic colonies
     3.Understands peaceful and conflicting interactions between English and Native Americans in the Chesapeake colonies
     4.Understands peaceful and conflicting interactions between English settlers and Native Americans in the lower South colonies
     5.Understands how Native American and European societies influenced one another
     6.Knows differences between European and Native American views of land and its use
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the cultural and environmental impacts of European settlement in North America (e.g., friendly and conflictory relations between English, French, Spanish, and Dutch settlers and Native Americans; how various Native American societies changed as a result of the expanding European settlements and how they influenced European societies; the impact of the fur trade on the environment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows of friendly relations between English, French, Spanish, and Dutch settlers and Native Americans
     2.Knows of conflictory relations between English, French, Spanish, and Dutch settlers and Native Americans
     3.Understands how various Native American societies changed as a result of expanding European settlements
     4.Understands how various Native American societies influenced European societies
     5.Understands the impact of the fur trade on the environment
   Benchmark 2.Understands the events that culminated in the English victory over the French in the Seven Years War, and why the war and its outcomes were significant
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows events of the Seven Years War
     2.Knows reasons the English won over the French in the Seven Years War
     3.Understands the significance of the Seven Years War
     4.Knows the outcomes of the Seven Years War
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the events and consequences of the Seven Years War (e.g., the significance of the Peace of Paris, options left to Native Americans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of the Peace of Paris
     2.Understands the options left to Native Americans after the Seven Years War
   Benchmark 3.Understands the nature of the interaction between Native Americans and various settlers (e.g., Native American involvement in the European wars for control between 1675 and 1763, how Native American societies responded to European land hunger and expansion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Native American involvement in the European wars for control between 1675 and 1763
     2.Knows how Native American societies responded to European land hunger and expansion