South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.4. United States Studies to 1865
4-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the settlement of North America was influenced by the interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
The interaction among peoples from three different continents created a distinctly American culture. To understand the contributions made by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans to the settlement of North America, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
4-2.4. Summarize the relationships among the Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans, including the French and Indian Wars, the slave revolts, and the conduct of trade.
4-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes, the course, and the effects of the American Civil War.
Regional economic interests led to social and political differences that seemed insurmountable by 1860. To understand why the United States was forced to settle sectional differences through civil war, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
4-6.2. Explain the contributions of abolitionists to the mounting tensions between the North and South over slavery, including William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown.
4-6.3. Explain the specific events and issues that led to the Civil War, including sectionalism, slavery in the territories, states' rights, the presidential election of 1860, and secession.
4-6.4. Summarize significant battles, strategies, and turning points of the Civil War, including the battles of Fort Sumter and Gettysburg, the Emancipation Proclamation, the role of African Americans in the war, the surrender at Appomattox, and the assassination of President Lincoln.
4-6.5. Explain the social, economic, and political effects of the Civil War on the United States.
SC.4-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
4-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
4-SSLS.1.8. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
4-SSLS.3.1. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.3.2. Interpret visual information to deepen his or her understanding.