Ch 9: GACE Early Childhood Education: Native Americans & the Colonies

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Use our lessons to review information on Native Americans and the American colonies. These videos and quizzes can help you prepare for these types of questions on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Native Americans & the Colonies- Chapter Summary

Brush up on your knowledge of America's colonial days and Native American history as you get ready to take the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Our video lessons and quizzes can help you tackle exam questions on the following topics:

  • Origins of America's first peoples
  • History and culture of the Creeks
  • The Cherokee and the Trail of Tears
  • Impact of early European settlement on the Native Americans
  • The Spanish colonies
  • The Jamestown and Plymouth colonies
  • Middle Atlantic and Southern colonies
  • Daily life in colonial America

These lessons can help you prepare for the exam by examining topics you might not have studied for several years. Our instructors know what you'll need for success on the test and have designed lessons that make learning fun. If you have questions about anything, you can contact them for assistance.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Native Americans & the Colonies Chapter

All Georgia teachers seeking certification in pre-k through fifth grade must pass the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. The exam is divided into two tests, and questions on the information from the Native Americans & the Colonies chapter are in test I's social studies subarea, which accounts for 25% of test I.

The questions in this subarea are multiple-choice and, like the entire exam, computer delivered. The quizzes included with our lessons let you gain experience in answering questions in this format. The quiz questions also allow you to check your knowledge and ascertain what you should take another look at prior to taking the GACE Early Childhood Education exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 9: GACE Early Childhood Education: Native Americans & the Colonies
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Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

1. Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

Because the first humans and civilizations got their start in Africa and the Middle East, historians and anthropologists have had to figure out how Native Americans got to the Americas. In this lesson we look at the three prevailing theories of the earliest migration to the New World.

Creek Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

2. Creek Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

In an effort to keep the peace between Native Americans and white settlers, many tribes opened their culture to outside influence. These influences often caused strife within their own tribe. Learn about the Creek tribe and how they dealt with white settler influence in this lesson.

The Cherokee & the Trail of Tears: History, Timeline & Summary

3. The Cherokee & the Trail of Tears: History, Timeline & Summary

Many Indian tribes live on reservations that cover at least part of the land they originally inhabited, but one tribe was forced thousands of miles away from their homes. Learn about the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears in this lesson.

Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

4. Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

The earliest explorers in the Western Hemisphere left a legacy that would shape the development of the Americas permanently. No matter what they came looking for, Europeans left behind death, horses, and metal.

New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

5. New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

Who are the most well-known explorers and conquistadors of the New World? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most infamous explorers. We'll discover the difference between explorers and conquistadors, and then learn about the encomienda system.

North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

6. 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

7. 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.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

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