SS3H1 Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America.
SS3H1.a Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.
SS3H1.b Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
SS3H1.c Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature).
SS3H2 Describe European exploration in North America.
SS3H2.a Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
SS3H2.b Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus (Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
SS3H2.c Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between European explorers and American Indians.
SS3H3 Explain the factors that shaped British Colonial America.
SS3H3.a Identify key reasons why the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies were founded (religious freedom and profit).
SS3CG2 Explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.
SS3CG2.a Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.
SS3CG2.b Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, and communicating with public officials).