ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- The exploration and colonization of what is present day North America has been foundational to the establishment of the modern world.
- North America was previously inhabited by Native Americans and the “discovery” of America refers to the European colonization of these lands. This sets the stage for the formation of the United States and its complicated relationship with both the Native Americans and Europeans.
- Colonization is the process in which a larger country explores and takes ownership of land in an area outside of their territory. Within the context of North American history, the territory that is now the United States started as British colonies on land that was conquered and stolen from the Native Americans.
- Colonization has had a lasting impact on the culture and society of both modern-day America and the countries that colonized it.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about exploration and colonization, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about exploration and colonization are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.