Content Standard 1: The student will examine and compare the Jamestown and Plymouth settlements as the foundations of American culture and society.
Summarize reasons for European colonization of North America and the impact on the development of the
Examine the economic and political motivations for English settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown .
Explain the economic and political motivations of immigrants and indentured servants who came to Virginia.
Explain the early successes and challenges of the Jamestown settlement including the leadership of John Smith, interrelationships with American Indians, challenges of the Starving Times, and the export of natural
resources for profit.
Explain the English commitment to the permanent settlement at Jamestown as evidenced through the events of 1619 including:
A. representative government established through the House of Burgesses
B. private ownership of land
C. introduction of Africans as slave labor
D. arrival of women and families
Analyze the religious, economic, and political motivations of immigrants and indentured servants who migrated to Plymouth.
Explain the early successes and challenges of the Plymouth settlement including:
A. practice of self-government established by the Mayflower Compact
B. contributions of American Indians including Chief Massasoit and Squanto
C. leadership of William Bradford
Explain how American Indian agricultural practices, such as the Three Sisters, contributed to the early survival of the