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Ch 34: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Settling North America

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Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of European settlement in North America, life in the 13 colonies, slavery and the colonial economy. Our videos and quizzes were designed to help you study for related history questions you may find on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Settling North America - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer a review of information on the European settlement of North America, how the colonies grew, the slave trade and the impact of world events on the colonies. Our videos and quizzes will help you correctly answer OAE Integrated Social Studies exam questions on the following topics:

  • Early exploration and failed French and English colonies
  • The Jamestown Colony
  • French, Dutch and Swedish settlements
  • The Mayflower and the Pilgrims
  • The founding of the southern and middle colonies
  • Life in the 13 English colonies
  • Black history in the colonies
  • The colonial economy and trade

You can watch these brief lessons whenever you have a few extra minutes, on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Use the embedded video tags to locate key points you wish to review without having to re-watch the entire video. If you are unclear about something, feel free to contact the instructor with your questions.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Settling North America Chapter Objectives

Ohio mandates passing the OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam as a condition for certification to teach the subject. The exam is divided into five areas, called domains, and the questions on the topics this chapter discusses are in the U.S. History domain, which makes up 25% of the exam's total score.

The OAE Integrated Social Studies exam is administered by computer, and all its questions are multiple choice. You can practice answering similar questions on the quizzes provided with each of our video lessons. These quizzes also offer an assessment of your learning, letting you know what you need to review prior to taking the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 34: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: 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.

The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

10. The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

England's intention had always been for the colonies to make them rich. The plan worked, but it became more difficult for England to make sure things stayed that way. And even with regulation, the colonies prospered, too.

The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

11. The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

How come New York seems like part of the Northeast instead of a Middle colony? Where did the Amish come from? What gave colonists the idea that they had a right to representation when there was a king? What's the difference between England and Great Britain? If these were English colonies, how come so many Americans say they have Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry? This lesson answers these questions and other mysteries of American history.

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