Students will examine the controversy of who colonized the United States and do they or others have a legitimate claim to the land, restitution or other benefits. While Christopher Columbus is often attributed as being the first European to make contact, students will investigate others who came and or settled prior, during or into the 18th century. Students will communicate to an appropriate audience why one group or another group has a right to lay claim to title and benefits. Specific and Overall Expectations are based on the Ontario Curriculum. Rubric included.