8th Grade Georgia Performance Standards Related to
The Old Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville, Georgia
SS8H6 The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.
A. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery, states’ rights, nullification, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott case, election of 1860, the debate over secession in Georgia, and the role of Alexander Stephens.
B. State the importance of key events of the Civil War; include Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Union blockade of Georgia’s coast, Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Andersonville.
C. Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on Georgia and other southern states, emphasizing Freedmen’s Bureau; sharecropping and tenant farming; Reconstruction plans; 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the constitution; Henry McNeal Turner and black legislators; and the Ku Klux Klan.
8th Grade Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy
in History/Social Studies Related to the Old Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville, Georgia
ELACC6-8RH1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
ELACC6-8RH2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
ELACC6-8RH4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
ELACC6-8RH5: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
ELACC6-8RH6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
ELACC6-8RH8: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
ELACC6-8RH9: Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.