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.a. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House and the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
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).
SS4H5. Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
SS4H5.c. Identify major battles, campaigns, and events: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
SS4H5.d. Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and William T. Sherman.
SS4G. Geographic Understandings
SS4G2. Describe how physical systems affect human systems.
SS4G2.b. Describe physical barriers that hindered and physical gateways that benefited territorial expansion from 1801 to 1861.
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