Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1860–1877)
5.5. Students summarize the causes and consequences of the Civil War.
5.5.3. Describe the emergence of Abraham Lincoln as a national political figure and the secession of Southern states. (P)
5.6. Students explain the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
5.6.2. Describe the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC. (P)
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REFORM IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (1945–PRESENT)
5.12. Use geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments in the United States.
5.12.1. Locate the United States, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi and Rio Grande rivers, the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and the Rocky and Appalachian mountain ranges. (G)
5.12.5. Locate and identify the climate, major physical features, and major natural resources in each region. (G)