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.
5.5.4. Identify Union and Confederate States at the outbreak of the Civil War, Yankees and Rebels (Blue and Gray), and the role of African American troops in the war. (G, P)
5.5.5. Describe the experience of the war on the battlefield and home front. (M, S)
5.6. Students explain the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
5.6.1. Describe the physical and economic destruction of the South. (G, E)
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)
5.14. Students describe the key events and accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.
5.14.3. Identify key leaders in the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans through the decades (e.g., Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Jo Baker, César Chávez, Frederick Douglass, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Charles Houston, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Carlos Montes, Baker Motley, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Reies López Tijerina). (P)