Georgia, My State: Historical Understandings (Second Grade GSE)

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For full overviews of Georgia's history and culture, see Georgia History, Boundaries of Georgia, and Cultural Landscape of Georgia.


Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.
a. James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia)
b. Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet)
c. Jackie Robinson (sportsmanship and civil rights)
d. Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights)
e. Juliette Gordon Low (Girl Scouts and leadership)
f. Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights)
See also Hank Aaron, Atlanta Black Crackers, Atlanta Crackers, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Elias Boudinot, Brims, Carter Center, Carter Family, Rosalynn Carter, Cherokee Phoenix, Cherokee Removal, Austin Dabney, Disability Rights Movement, William Washington Gordon, Habitat for Humanity, Indian Missions, Coretta Scott King, Land Lottery System, John Lewis, Malatchi, Nat Peeples, Plains, Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Prints and Drawings of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Revolutionary War in Georgia, Jacob Rothschild, Royal Georgia, 1752-1776, Savannah, SegregationSlavery in Antebellum GeorgiaSlavery in Colonial Georgia, Slavery in Revolutionary GeorgiaSouthern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Movements of the 1960s, Trustee Georgia, War of 1812 and Georgia, Yamacraw Indians


Describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments.
a. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to those of Georgians today.
See also Archaeology in Historic Preservation, Battle of Kettle Creek, Cane Island Site, Colonial Immigration, Colonial MilitaryCreek Indian Leaders, English Trade in Deerskins and Indian Slaves, Etowah Mounds, Federal Road, Folklife: Overview, George Galphin, Gold Rush, Benjamin Hawkins, Hernando de Soto in Georgia, Indian Trails, Irene Mounds, Kolomoki Mounds, Lamar Period, Language of Georgia Indians, Late Prehistoric/Early Historic Chiefdoms, Macon Trading Post, Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Mississippian Period: Overview, Mary Musgrove, Nacoochee Mound, Ocmulgee River, John Rollin Ridge, Major Ridge, Rock Mounds and Structures, Seminole Wars, Singer-Moye Mounds, Slavery in Colonial GeorgiaSpanish Exploration, Stallings Island Site, Storytelling Traditions, Swift Creek Culture, Tomochichi, Trans-Oconee Republic, Joseph Vann, Weeden Island Culture, Westo Indians, Woodland Period: Overview, Worcester v. Georgia


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"Georgia, My State: Historical Understandings (Second Grade GSE)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 21 July 2017. Web. 22 June 2018.
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