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Exploration, Colonization and Settlement (1492-1763)

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Before 1500 no one really knew that the Americas existed. As new trade routes were being explored by Asia and Europe new ideas were also being developed. Advances in technology and navigation were made; exploration and discovery grew exponentially. Not knowing that the Americas existed, most exploration revolved around finding new routes for trade with Asia. In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in the present-day Bahamas and settled the land for the Spanish government. As news of this new land spread around the world, other European rulers sent explorers to the Americas to claim land and search for gold. Spanish explorers eventually colonized what is known as Mexico, and discovered land from Florida and north up to the Mississippi River. Exploration continued into the 1600s with settlements made in Canada by the English, French, and Dutch. England quickly surpassed Spain as the primary land holder in the Americas, allowing English colonization of North America’s East coast (known as New England) to begin.


There are 50-100 primary school level questions, 300-350 elementary school level questions, 100-150 middle school level questions, 50-100 high school level questions, and 10-25 advanced placement level questions about Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement in Castle Learning. These multiple choice and constructed response questions can be used for review, homework, assessments and more.

Subtopics of Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement include:

  • European Exploration and Settlers
  • Colonial Trade
  • The Thirteen Colonies

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Bloom’s Cognitive levels addressed in Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement:

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Bloom’s Cognitive 5 – Evaluate

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Bloom’s Cognitive 6 – Create

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Bloom’s Knowledge levels addressed in Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement:

Question Attribute Elementary School Middle School High School
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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge levels addressed in Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement:

Question Attribute Elementary School Middle School High School
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Sample Questions from Exploration, Colonization, and Settlement:
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Middle Level Sample Question – Teacher’s View

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High School Sample Question – Teacher’s View

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