STANDARD 1 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND HOW THE EXPLORATION AND COLONIZATION OF NORTH AMERICA TRANSFORMED HUMAN HISTORY.
Standard 1, Objective 1 - Describe and explain the growth and development of the early American colonies.
Standard 1, Objective 2 - Assess the global impact of cultural and economic diffusion as a result of colonization.
Standard 1, Objective 3 - Distinguish between the rights and responsibilities held by different groups of people during the colonial period.
STANDARD 2 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE CHRONOLOGY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF KEY EVENTS LEADING TO SELF-GOVERNMENT.
Standard 2, Objective 1 - Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence.
Standard 2, Objective 2 - Evaluate the Revolutionary War's impact on self-rule.
STANDARD 3 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES GUARANTEED IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS.
Standard 3, Objective 1 - Assess the underlying principles of the US Constitution.
Standard 3, Objective 2 - Assess how the US Constitution has been amended and interpreted over time, and the impact these amendments have had on the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States.
STANDARD 4 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE 19TH CENTURY WAS A TIME OF INCREDIBLE CHANGE FOR THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION, CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.
Standard 4, Objective 1 -Investigate the significant events during America's expansion and the roles people played.
Standard 4, Objective 2 - Assess the geographic, cultural, political, and economic divisions between regions that contributed to the Civil War.
Standard 4, Objective 3 - Evaluate the course of events of the Civil War and its impact both immediate and long-term.
Standard 4, Objective 4 - Understand the impact of major economic forces at work in the post-Civil War.