United States History is an important subject for our students. The first Six weeks will be studying Exploration and Colonization. The students will be able to understand how and why the people of Europe chose to travel. The students will gain some understanding of wanting a better life for themselves, and also being part of something much bigger than themselves. We call this the 3G’s: God, Gold and Glory. These are the basic three reasons European countries allotted money and ships to find and settle new lands.