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Ch 18: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Settling North America

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Use the lessons in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of the settlement of America, so you can feel prepared for these types of questions on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Settling North America - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll refresh your understanding of the early settlement of America. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to effectively answer questions on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam about:

  • Native American civilization
  • First European settlements
  • Puritans and New England colonies
  • Middle and southern colonies
  • Life in the 13 colonies
  • Trade and economics of the 13 colonies
  • Slave trade

The lessons in this chapter have been developed by professionals to assist you in easily grasping and retaining the information. Each lesson contains a short video to help illustrate the material. You'll find the video's transcript included with each lesson as a great resource for taking notes. You can then take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned and see how questions may appear on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Settling North America
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Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

1. Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

Watch this video for an overview of the cultural groups of Native Americans as they lived at the time of first contact with Europeans. Some of these groupings, like the tribes of the plains, changed so much due to the addition of European influences, such as horses, that there is only conjecture as to how exactly they lived before European contact.

First European Settlements of North America

2. First European Settlements of North America

In this lesson, you will explore the first years of European colonization in North America as several nations attempted to establish their first colonial settlements. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

3. 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 Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

4. 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 Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

5. 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 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

6. 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.

The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

7. 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.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

8. 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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