Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.4. FOURTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES - The History of the United States: Colonization to Reconstruction
The United States Prior the Civil War (1820s-1861)
Overview: Students will explore the events that led to the Civil War, focusing on the impact of slavery, the abolition movement, and the major differences of the states.
4.26. Identify abolitionist leaders and their approaches to ending slavery, including: Frederick Douglass; William Lloyd Garrison; Sojourner Truth; Harriet Tubman [C, H, P]
The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1870s)
Overview: Students will understand the causes and course of the Civil War and the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
4.35. Explain the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation, and identify its impact on the country. [C, G, H, P]
4.39. Identify the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments as efforts to help former slaves begin a new life. [C, E, H, P]