Enduring Understandings Students will understand: How early Native Americans lived; The effects of early European Explorers; The establishment of the 13 colonies by the English
Essential Questions Examine how Native Americans lived compared to Europeans. Discuss how European explorers affected the lives of people in the Americas and Europe. Examine the successes and failures experienced by early colonists.
Students will know… That Native Americans had a different philosophy of life than Europeans; That European explorers were looking for economic gain when discovering the Americas; The difference between mercantilism and a free market economy; Spain dominated the world’s economy during the early days of empire in the Americas; The influence of Spain, Portugal, England and France in the Americas; The difficulties establishing a colony.
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