Quest for Power eq: Why would a nation or individual want to colonize? How was economic, political, and social/ religious life in the colonies different than life in England? Enduring Understandings



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8th U.S. History: Colonization

Quest for Power

EQ: Why would a nation or individual want to colonize?

How was economic, political, and social/ religious life in the colonies

different than life in England?





Enduring Understandings

Geography influences the development of culture and settlement.

Colonization is the result of a desire for political, economic, or social power.

The colonial experience laid the foundation for representative government.



Learning Targets

  • I can explain why England explored and colonized the New World and why different groups went there to settle.

  • I can describe the importance of religion and virtue in the growth of representative government in the American colonies.

  • I can identify the reasons why the King sent individuals to the New World and why people wanted to go.

TEKS

8.2A: Identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America. RS

8.2B: Compare the political, economic, religious and social reasons for establishment of the 13 colonies. SS

8.3C: Describe how religion and virtue contributed to the growth of representative government in the American colonies. SS

8.25A: Trace the development of religious freedom in the United States. SS

8.29B: Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying, cause-&-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations & predictions, & drawing inferences & conclusions. SKILL



8.29J: Pose & answer questions about geographic distributions & patterns shown on maps, graphs, charts, models, & databases. SKILL




Vocabulary

exploration, push-pull factors, economic, political, and social factors, indentured servant, mercantilism, virtue



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