United States and Canada

Essential Questions:

  • What are the historic connections between the United States and Canada and how have they impacted the people?
  • What are the different ways to define the United States and Canada based on human and physical systems?

Students Will Be Able To...

  1. Collect and analyze data, interpret documents, use primary and secondary resources to formulate historical questions about the United States and Canada
  2. Critique information to determine if it is suffiecient to answer historical questions
  3. Explain how people, products, cultures, and ideas interacted and are interconnected over key eras in Western Hemisphere (native cultures, exploration, colonization in United States and Canada)
  4. Determine and explain the historical context of key people, events, and ideas over time (Inuit, early Native American cultures)
  5. Explain how people, products, cultures, and ideas interacted and are interconnected over the period of exploration and colonization in U.S. andCanada (compare and contrast the different cultures)
  6. Use lontitude, latitude, and scale on maps and globes to solve problems
  7. Collect and analyze data to interpret regions (physical features of U.S. and Canada)
  8. Ask multiple types of questions after examining geographic sources in the US and Canada (how climate and physical geography impacts the settlement of people in U.S. and Canada)
  9. Use political, physical, and special purpose maps to analyze an issue (pattern of physicals features and climate maps)
  10. Classify and analyze the types of connections between the U.S. and Canada (physical - Rock Mountains, Great Plains, Great Lakes & human-early Native American cultures)
  11. Identify physical features and explain their effects on epeople in the U.S. and Canada
  12. Give examples of how people have adapted to their physical environment
  13. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of living in an interconnected world
  14. Examine changes and connections in ideas about citizenship in different times and places (ex. compare the evolution of U.S. citizenship across different time periods)
  15. Identify historical examples illustrationg how Americans from diverse backgrounds perceived and reacted to various global issues (conquest of indigenous people)