Links to supportive resources

Unit 1 - Early Exploration & Colonial NJ

Essential Concepts:
  • European explorers
  • The New World
  • The Lenape Indians
  • New Netherland
  • English New Jersey - East/West New Jersey
  • Life in Colonial America

Unit 2 - Revolutionary War (NJ) & Post-Revolution Government (US)

Essential Concepts:
  • French & Indian War
  • Taxation without Representation
  • Battles of NJ
  • Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution of NJ
  • NJ - The Crossroads
  • Loyalists/Patriots
  • The Great Compromise (The NJ Gov't)

Unit 3 - State Government

  • Local
  • County
  • State

Essential Concepts:
  • Municipal gov't
  • County gov't - who's in charge, area served & services provided
  • Branches of state gov't
  • how a bill becomes a law
  • Citizens participate in gov't
  • State Symbols
  • US Symbols

Unit 4 - NJ Geography

  • US regions
  • NJ regions

Essential Concepts:
  • US regions (briefly)
  • NJ regions
  • Landscape, waters, climate of NJ
  • Natural Resources on NJ

Unit 5 - Industrial NJ

  • Inventions & industry
  • Diversity

Essential Concepts:
  • Inventions & Industry
  • Education
  • The Arts
  • Sports/recreation
  • Diversity in NJ