As the Age of Exploration dawned in Europe, Europeans began to arrive in the Americas. They quickly developed colonial ambitions for both North and South America. Once Christopher Columbus discovered the “New World”, many Europeans soon followed and overwhelmed the native population.
In this class, we will look at the native population of the region that is now the U.S.A., study the biographies of some of the very first settlers to arrive on American shores, and tour the very first European settlements.
Week 1 – Before the Settlers
Week 2 – In 1492 He Sailed the Ocean Blue
Week 3 – Juan Ponce de León’s Last Stand
Week 4 – Saint Augustine, Florida
Week 5 – Jamestown & The House of Burgesses
Week 6 – Capstone Project