Students will map the voyages of Verrazano, Hudson, and Champlain and will determine which Native American peoples encountered these explorers.
European exploration led to the colonization of the region that became New York State. Beginning in the early 1600s, colonial New York was home to people from many different countries. Colonial New York was important during the Revolutionary Period.
Europeans in search of a route to Asia explored New York’s waterways. Early settlements began as trading posts or missions.