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United States History Teacher Notes for the Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social StudiesGeorgia Department of Education5.31.2017Page 1 of 190The Teacher Notes were developed to help teachers understand the depth and breadth of the standards. In some cases,information provided in this document goes beyond the scope of the standards and can be used for background and enrichmentinformation. Please remember that the goal of social studies is not to have students memorize laundry lists of facts, but rather tohelp them understand the world around them so they can analyze issues, solve problems, think critically, and become informedcitizens.TEACHER NOTESUnited States HistorySSUSH1- Compare and Contrast the development of English settlement and colonization during the17thcentury.The settlement of permanent English colonies in North America, beginning with Jamestown in1607, further cemented the development of an already emerging and complex Atlantic World.Theconvergence of North American, South American, European, and African peoples in the westernhemisphere was a complicated mix of conquest, trade, and religious mission.Spanish, French, andEnglish colonies existed simultaneously in North America, each with different objectives and differentapproaches to the American Indians they encountered.Likewise, differences among the thirteen Englishcolonies existed in terms of their founding purposes, interaction with American Indians, and economicdevelopment.England’s various North American colonies were, however, united under their mothercountry’sstrong focus on extracting colonial resources through mercantilism and trans-Atlantic tradeeven though this objectivedid not always align with the colonists’growing desire for economic, religious,and political autonomy.Emphasis should be placed on the regional geographic, economic, religious, and politicaldifferences that existed betweenEngland’s Southern, Mid-Atlantic, and New England colonies.Resources:1.TheGilder Lehrman Institute of American Historyis a resource that provides teachers withlesson plans, primary documents, secondary source essays, and multimedia specific to eachhistorical era.Gilder Lehrman resources include ready-to-use classroom materials and qualitybackground information for teachers to better understand the deeper contexts of American historytopics.Full access to the materials requires the teacher to obtain a free login.Historical Era #1 -“Colonization & Settlement, 1585-1763”2.Digital History: Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learningis a resourcecreated by the University of Houston’s History Department and College of Education. Inquirylearning modules, documents, lessons, maps, cartoons, and video are compiled by historical erafor teachers.

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