The Explorers unit covers three weeks of class time (suggested) and begins with the discovery of the Americas by the First Peoples. Time period: 15,000 BCE through the early 1700's.
The Explorer unit contains three week-long sections:
the Discovery section deals with first contact between Native Americans and Europeans
the Colonization unit focuses on the New World settlements of the major European powers
the Colonial LIfe section examines the English colonies in detail.
Go to each section's home page to see a further breakdown into daily lesson plans, along with primary source material and other resources.