Title of the unit: Where we are in place and time
Central idea: Societies are influenced by their natural environment.
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
An inquiry into how the land influenced the lives of Georgia’s Native Americans.
An inquiry into the Creek and Cherokee cultures, past and present.
An inquiry into the lives and contributions of historical figures: (Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Musgrove)
During this third unit, the students will be comparing and contrasting the lives and lifestyle of the two Georgian Tribes: the Creek and the Cherokees. They will recall what they learned during the first unit on the geographical features of Georgia and see how these have influenced the way the Native Americans have lived in our state. They will describe the Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothes, homes, ways of life, and accomplishments. They will then study the lives and contributions of some of the historical figures in Georgia history including James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and Sequoyah.