Students will establish an understanding of the events and issues surrounding European Exploration and Colonization including the motives for exploration and the establishment of new American colonies. Students will analyze the positive and negative effects of the Colombian Exchange from multiple perspectives. Students will identify and analyze how environmental and human factors accounted for differences in cultures and economies in various colonies. Students will examine the problems that NC faced during colonization that caused the colony to grow slowly.
Concepts: Motives for Exploration and Colonization, Colombian Exchange, Change and Conflict, and Genocide