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, the Georgia Platform, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott case, election of 1860, the debate over secession in Georgia, and the role of Alexander Stephens.
SS8H6: The students will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.
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.
What Are we Learning Today? (Learning Intentions)
How did the US government attempt to assimilate newly freed slaves?
What I’m Looking For (Success Criteria)
Students will understand how newly freed slaves were assimilated into southern culture.