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Ch 20: AEPA: Settling North America

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The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam will test you on topics such as initial failures to colonize North America and the eventual formation of the New France. Use this chapter's lessons to brush up on these subjects before the exam.

AEPA: Settling North America - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review the events and factors that led to the failures of the first European colonies in North America and how later successful colonies overcame them. Watch these engaging lesson videos to learn more about life in the 13 colonies that would become the United States. When you have completed the chapter, you could be prepared for exam questions about:

  • Initial failed colonies of France and England
  • Successful settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth
  • New France, New Netherlands and New Sweden
  • Puritans and the New England Colonies
  • Differences between the Southern Colonies, Middle Colonies and New England
  • The slave trade

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons and watch them on your mobile device when you are not at a computer. The lessons don't typically exceed ten minutes, so you can make the time to study them throughout your busy day.

AEPA: Settling North America Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam is used in the state of Arizona to insure future middle-grades social science teachers know what they will be required to teach their future pupils. You will have 150 multiple-choice questions to answer within a three-hour time frame. Fifty percent of the questions on this exam will ask you about historical facts, including some about the settling of North America. This chapter has been assembled to help remember these facts so that you will be prepared for related questions on test day.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: AEPA: Settling North America
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North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

1. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.

The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

2. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

3. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

4. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

5. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

6. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).

The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

7. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

8. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

9. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

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