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NCHS-1

Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)


1.  Comparative characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450

A.  The student understands the patterns of change in indigenous societies in the Americas up to the Columbian voyages

B.  The student understands changes in Western European societies in the age of exploration

C.  The student understands developments in Western African societies in the period of early contact with Europeans

D.  The student understands the differences and similarities among Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans who converged in the western hemisphere after 1492

2.  How early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples

A.  The student understands the stages of European oceanic and overland exploration, amid international rivalries, from the 9th to 17th centuries

B.  The student understands the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas


Resources:

History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Spanish Cities
French Cities
Spanish Cities
French Cities

Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
British New York

Relevant transcripts:
Henry Hudson
The Dutch and Indian Wars
The Dutch Return

Relevant interactive tools:
The Dutch Empire
Verrazano
The Native American Population
The Dutch Empire
Verrazano
The Native American Population

Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Don't Be Stupid; Look for Water
Don't Be Stupid; Look for Water

The Origins of Slavery in the New World
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Triangular Trades: The Expansion of Europe
The Triangular Trades: The Slave Gun Cycle
The Triangular Trades: Continuity of Slavery
Slavery in The Americas
Slavery in the Americas: Plantation Agriculture

Discovery and Settlement: New Amsterdam
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The present-day issues of tolerance and diversity are explored in colonial society. These primary sources provide contemporary perceptions of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and European settlers.

Moot Court: Central Park on Trial
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
This simulation, a moot court, engages students in social and moral reform. By exploring how nineteeth-century social and political elites dispossessed various groups such as African Americans in order to build Central Park, students will understand how the present-day problems of gentrification and urban renewal have their roots in nineteeth-century reform.

Equiano: A Slave's Autobiography
Resource Type: Primary Source
Olaudah Equiano was enslaved as a child after he and his sister were kidnapped in Africa. His autobiography offers a rare comparison of African and American cultures.

Mapping Early New York City
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this innovative simulation students learn the skills of mapping. Although focused here on the early history of New York City, these skills can be applied to any urban center in any time period.


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