Moundbuilders and Fishermen

Georgia Standards of Excellence

SS2H1: Students will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.

  • Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia).
  • Describe how everyday life of these historical figures was similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes,
    transportation, communication, recreation, rights, and freedoms).

SS2H2: Students will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia’s surface.
a. Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creeks and Cherokees lived and how the people used their local resources.

b. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.
SS2G1: Students will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia’s surface.
a. Locate all the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau.
b. Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Mary’s, Chattahoochee, and Flint.
SS2G2: Students will describe the cultural/geographic systems associated with historic figures listed and Georgia’s Creeks and Cherokees.
a. Identify specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic figure on a political map.
b. Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of each historic figure.
c. Describe how each historic figure adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment.
d. Trace examples of travel and movement of these historic figures and their ideas across time.
e. Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and compare these regions to the region in which the students live.
SS2CG3: Students will give examples of how the historical figures demonstrate the positive citizenship traits of honesty, dependability, liberty,
trustworthiness, honor, civility, good sportsmanship, patience and compassion.
SS2E3: Students will explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than


Native Americans, Mississippian culture, Creek Indians, Cherokee Indians, Yamacraw Indians, mico (chief), Tomochichi, Mary
Musgrove (Coosaponakeesa), James Oglethorpe, colony, artifacts, translation, wattle-and-daub, effigy, dugout (canoe), barter, deer-skin trade, pelt,
mortar-and-pestle, the ‘Three Sisters’, maize, squash, beans