The astrolabe is an astronomical calculating device used from ancient times into the eighteenth c
Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 6/4/2009
Students will learn about the virtually simultaneous introduction of English, French, and Spanish culture to this vast area and tells the stories of Native and European societies through 1700. Downloadable PDFs are included to relate the themes addressed in the exhibition to standards of learning. This website explores the international origins of the societies of Canada and the United States and commemorates the 400th anniversary of three lasting settlements in Jamestown, Québec, and Santa Fe.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies
3: How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the America
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: How agrarian societies spread and new states emerged in the third and second millennia BCE
3: The political, social, and cultural consequences of population movements and militarization in Eurasia in the second millennium BCE
4: Major trends in Eurasia and Africa from 4000-1000 BCE
2: The emergence of Aegean civilization and how interrelations developed among peoples of the eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia, 600-200 BCE
3: How major religions and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean basin, China, and India, 500 BCE-300 CE
4: The development of early agrarian civilizations in Mesoamerica
5: Major global trends from 1000 BCE-300 CE
2: Causes and consequences of the rise of Islamic civilization in the 7th-10th centuries
3: Major developments in East Asia and Southeast Asia in the era of the Tang dynasty, 600-900 CE
4: The search for political, social, and cultural redefinition in Europe, 500-1000 CE
5: The development of agricultural societies and new states in tropical Africa and Oceania
6: The rise of centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and Andean South America in the first millennium CE
7: Major global trends from 300-1000 CE
2: The redefining of European society and culture, 1000-1300 CE
3: The rise of the Mongol empire and its consequences for Eurasian peoples, 1200-1350
4: The growth of states, towns, and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries
5: Patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia, 1300-1450
6: The expansion of states and civilizations in the Americas, 1000-1500
7: Major global trends from 1000-1500 CE
2: How European society experienced political, economic, and cultural transformations in an age of global intercommunication, 1450-1750
3: How large territorial empires dominated much of Eurasia between the 16th and 18th centuries
4: Economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas, 1500-1750
5: Transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion
6: Major global trends from 1450-1770
2: The causes and consequences of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, 1700-1850
3: The transformation of Eurasian societies in an era of global trade and rising European power, 1750-1870
4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830-1914
5: Patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic domination, 1800-1914
6: Major global trends from 1750-1914
2: The causes and global consequences of World War I
3: The search for peace and stability in the 1920s and 1930s
4: The causes and global consequences of World War II
5: Major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
2B: Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
2C: Identify the central question(s) the historical narrative addresses.
2D: Differentiate between historical facts and historical interpretations.
2E: Read historical narratives imaginatively.
2F: Appreciate historical perspectives.
2G: Draw upon data in historical maps.
2H: Utilize visual, mathematical, and quatitative data.
2I: Draw upon the visual, literary, and musical sources.
3B: Consider multiple perspectives.
3C: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
3D: Draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define enduring issues.
3E: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.
3F: Compare competing historical narratives.
3G: Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
3H: Hold interpretations of history as tentative.
3I: Evaluate major debates among historians.
3J: Hypothesize the influence of the past.