This course traces the history of the settling of North America beginning as early as 13,000 B.C., with primary focus on the years 1492 to 1820 A.D. It begins with the Native American migrations across the Siberian land bridge and touches on their life prior to the arrival of Columbus and other European explorers. With the arrival of Columbus, the course focuses on the various North American colonies and their European empires that greatly impacted and influenced our American culture and history. In addition, the DVD focuses on the fascinating legacy behind Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in the American wilderness. Pages of North American history of the territories that stretch from the West Indies to Canada, and as far west as the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, will be brought to life with historical facts and anecdotes that you will be anxious to share with your students.
a. Obtain an understanding of Native Americans and European Colonists lives including their many achievements, challenges, abuses, and failures
b. Learn of the many cultural similarities and differences between the Native Americans and the European Colonists
c. Learn of the many rivalries and resolutions between the various colonial empires as they each make their mark in North America
d. Become familiar with the religious, financial, and cultural priorities within the various colonial empires; and how they are similar and different
e. Become aware of the short and long term effects of these contacts upon future North American generations
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Early American History for the Classroom
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