Era 1: Three worlds Meet (beginnings to 1620)
Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
Era One One-page Guide (PDF) (This is a one page document for teachers to reference when creating their lesson plans. By checking the standards that apply, teachers can show how their lessons meet district, state, and national curriculum Standards.)
Era One Summary (PDF)
Era One: Standard Guide (PDF) The full guide to era one.
Pinterest Board for this Era
Links and Resources
WebLinks: Early America and Colonial Society Again an index of the period. This is another great "jumping off" point for your research.
Discovery, Exploration, Colonies, and Revolution Index of timelines, maps, primary sources, and other supplementary materials.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage Library of Congress online exhibition
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations Focus of this website is on Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec civilizations
The Ebstorf Map is a wonderful primary source to show Europe's Christian view of the world in the 13th century.
In contrasting this map with the Fergervary Map of the Aztecs (shown below), teachers and students have one way to analyze just how different the Two Worlds saw their world at the eve of contact.
MCHCE's mission to provide teachers with free, relevant, and accurate resources is realized through this website, which is also a gateway to colloquium materials provided at past TAH and MCHCE professional development programs. Additionally, through participation in MCHCE Professional Development, teachers are encouraged to create classroom curriculum from the content presented. These materials are then shared to teachers through our website.
We have tried to follow a strict copyright policy. If you see an item posted that you feel infringes upon copyright, please Contact MCHCE immediately and the item will be removed.