Standard 2: Examine the causes, course, and consequences of British settlement in the American colonies.

General Information
Number: SS.8.A.2
Title: Examine the causes, course, and consequences of British settlement in the American colonies.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 8
Strand: American History

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

SS.8.A.2.In.a
Recognize important differences among the European nations struggling for control over colonization of North America.
SS.8.A.2.In.b
Identify that the colonies were grouped into three divisions (New England, Middle, and Southern) and describe their occupations, religion, and social patterns.
SS.8.A.2.In.c
Identify characteristics of economic systems in the colonies, including the ways slaves and indentured servants were used.
SS.8.A.2.In.d
Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the development of the colonies, such as John Smith, William Penn, and Roger Williams.
SS.8.A.2.In.e
Identify the impact of colonial settlement on Native Americans.
SS.8.A.2.In.f
Describe a cause and outcome of the French and Indian War, such as the desire to control the Ohio River Valley and that the French lost to the English.
SS.8.A.2.In.g
Identify contributions of Africans, Native Americans, women, and children to colonial America.

Supported

SS.8.A.2.Su.a
Recognize an important difference of each of the European nations struggling for control over colonization of North America.
SS.8.A.2.Su.b
Recognize characteristics of the colonies in different regions, such as location, occupations, and social patterns.
SS.8.A.2.Su.c
Recognize a characteristic of economic systems in the colonies, including the use of slaves.
SS.8.A.2.Su.d
Recognize the impact of key colonial figures on the development of the colonies, such as John Smith and William Penn.
SS.8.A.2.Su.e
Recognize the impact of colonial settlement on Native Americans.
SS.8.A.2.Su.f
Identify an outcome of the French and Indian War, such as that the French lost to the English.
SS.8.A.2.Su.g
Recognize contributions of Africans, Native Americans, women, and children to colonial America.

Participatory

SS.8.A.2.Pa.a
Recognize that different groups fought for ownership of the same land.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.b
Recognize social aspects of living in a colony.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.c
Recognize that workers are part of an economic system.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.d
Recognize leaders who guide other people.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.e
Recognize a change due to colonial settlement.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.f
Recognize a change due to colonial settlement.
SS.8.A.2.Pa.g
Recognize a contribution of a key group to colonial society.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this topic.

Lesson Plan

Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature:

Virtually all students, at one point or another in their schooling, are exposed to Longfellow's ballad, "Paul Revere's Ride". How accurate is it? Is it responsible for Revere's ride achieving such iconic status? In this lesson from EDSITEment!, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, students will think about the answers to these and other questions as they read primary and secondhand accounts of events during the American Revolution.

Type: Lesson Plan

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this topic.

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this topic.