United States: History and Its Influence, Part 1


World Cultures North America United States: History and Its Influence, Part 1
Students are introduced to the early history of the Native Americans and their treatment by European settlers. Then they explore the causes and effects of both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Finally, students consider the place of Christopher Columbus in American history.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the early history of the Native Americans and their treatment by European settlers. Then they explore the causes and effects of both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Finally, students consider the place of Christopher Columbus in American history.

Objectives:

  • Describe American Indian groups and early European settlers, their geography, and their movement patterns.
  • Trace the causes and effects of the formation of the United States, including the role of the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War.
  • Identify geographic factors that influenced its ability to control territory.


In this experience, you will take a quick tour of early U.S. history, from pre-colonial times through the Civil War. You may know about this period from other courses. If so, it is a great opportunity to review what you know.

Objectives:

  • Describe American Indian groups and early European settlers, their geography, and their movement patterns.
  • Trace the causes and effects of the formation of the United States, including the role of the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War.
  • Identify geographic factors that influenced its ability to control territory.




Totanka Yotanka (Sitting Bull)


What do you notice in the photograph above?

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Answers will vary. Students will notice that this is an old image of a Native American Indian.


In the table below, note what you already know and what you would like to know about Native American history.



Discuss students’ responses. Encourage students to find answers to what they would like to know in the rest of this experience.


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