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AP® US History Teaching Resource: Period 1: 1491–1607

Overview

On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among the peoples of Europe, the Americas, and West Africa created a new world. Among the 36 images in this group are examples of  Native American material culture, manuscripts, maps and other primary source documents related to the Columbian Exchange, and interactions between American Indians, Africans, and Europeans.

Key Concepts

Key Concept 1.1
— As native populations migrated and settled across the vast expanse of North America over time, they developed distinct and increasingly complex societies by adapting to and transforming their diverse environments.

Key Concept 1.2
— Contact among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans resulted in the Columbian Exchange and significant social, cultural, and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

From: The College Board. "AP® United States History Course and Exam Description, Including Curriculum Framework, 2017." https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

AP® United States History Curriculum Framework

Key Concepts reproduced in this guide are from: The College Board. "AP® United States History Course and Exam Description, Including Curriculum Framework, 2017." https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

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