WHII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the European Age of Discovery and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia by
a) explaining the roles and economic motivations of explorers and conquistadors;
b) describing the influence of religion;
c) explaining migration, settlement patterns, cultural diffusion, and social classes in the colonized areas;
d) describing the Columbian Exchange, including its impact on native populations;
e) mapping and explaining the triangular trade;
f) describing the impact of precious metal exports from the Americas.