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Three Worlds Meet

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In this unit, students will explore how the worlds of America, Africa, and Europe are alike and different.  They will also explore how and why the three worlds met, and how Europeans, American Indians, and Africans view the meeting of their three worlds.

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5 – U1.1.1 Use maps to locate peoples in the desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi River (Eastern Woodland).
5-U1.1.2 Compare how American Indians in the desert Southwest and the Pacific Northwest adapted to or modified the environment.
5-U1.1.3 Describe Eastern Woodland American Indian life with respect to governmental and family structures, trade, and views on property ownership and land use.
5 – U1.2.1 Explain the technological (e.g., invention of the astrolabe and improved maps), and political developments, (e.g., rise of nation-states), that made sea exploration possible.
5 – U1.2.2 Use case studies of individual explorers to compare the goals, obstacles, motivations, and consequences for European exploration and colonization of the Americas (e.g., economic, political, cultural, and religious).
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