GSE Requirements - Chehaw

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Second Grade
Georgia My State
Historical Understandings SS2H1
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)

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.

Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1 and Georgia’s Creek and Cherokee in SS2H2.
a) Identify specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic figure, and the Creek and Cherokee, on a political or physical map.
b) Describe how each historic figure and the Creek and Cherokee adapted to and were influenced by their environments.
c) Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and compare these regions to the region in which students live.
d) Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creek and Cherokee lived and how the people used their local resources.


Third Grade
United States History Year 1: American Indian Cultures through Colonization
Historical Understandings SS3H1
Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America.
a) Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.
b) Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
c) Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature).

SS3H3 Explain the factors that shaped British Colonial America.
c) Describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of various people: large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, children, indentured servants, slaves, and American Indians.

SS3G3 Describe how physical systems affect human systems.
a) Explain why American Indian groups occupied the areas they did (SS3H1a), with emphasis on why some developed permanent villages and others did not


Fourth Grade
United States History Year 2: Revolution to Reconstruction
SS4H3 Explain westward expansion in America
b) Describe the impact of westward expansion on American Indians; include the Trail of Tears, Battle of Little Bighorn and the forced relocation of American Indians to reservations


Eighth Grade
Georgia Studies

SS8H1 Evaluate the impact of European exploration and settlement on American Indians in Georgia.
a) Describe the characteristics of American Indians living in Georgia at the time of European contact; to include culture, food, weapons/tools, and shelter.
c) Evaluate the impact of Spanish contact on American Indians, including the explorations of Hernando DeSoto and the establishment of Spanish missions along the barrier islands.


High School
United States History

SSUSH1 Compare and contrast the development of English settlement and colonization during the 17th Century
b) Explain the development of the Southern Colonies, including but not limited to reasons established, impact of location and place, relations with American Indians, and economic development.

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