Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.4. Fourth Grade - United States History Year 2: Revolution to Reconstruction
SS4H. Historical Understandings
SS4H3. Explain westward expansion in America.
SS4H3.c. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).
SS4H4. Examine the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements.
SS4H4.a. Discuss contributions of and challenges faced by Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman.
SS4H5. Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
SS4H5.d. Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and William T. Sherman.
SS4E. Economic Understandings
SS4E1. Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
SS4E1.f. Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the development of the United States (e.g., cotton gin, steamboat, steam locomotive, and telegraph).
GA.IPS.4. Information Processing Skills
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations