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1 Second Grade Unit Four: Learning About the Beginning of the Georgia Colony Sarah Blascovich Brown Teacher on Assignment

2 Figuring out “what” to teach: Who are Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, & Musgrove? Why do we remember them today? How did they interact with each other? How did they influence our state (even today)? How are our lives different from theirs?

3 Colonial Georgians: James Oglethorpe Founded Georgia colony Envisioned Georgia as a haven for debtors Established the colony with no lawyers, slavery, rum, or Catholics Lived here for a decade, and supported the colony with personal funds Tomochichi Creek leader – eventually created his own nation Served as Oglethorpe’s envoy to Native Americans, assisting with treaty-making Had met previous English settlers in the Carolinas Traveled to England with Oglethorpe to meet with investors in the colony Honored with a full military funeral, and recognized for his contributions to the founding of the colony Mary Musgrove Creek mother, English father Along with her husband, ran a successful trading post, continued it following his death Served as an interpreter for Oglethorpe & Tomochichi Received a grant of land near Savannah from Tomochichi; received several islands from a later chief, but England refused to acknowledge her ownership of them Pictures: New Georgia Encyclopedia

4 From the Unit Four Framework:

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6 Colonial Geography Think about what parts of the state would be included. Think about how the historical figures traveled. Think about how the figures adapted & were adapted to their environment.

7 Early Maps of Georgia  83visual3.htm: This NPS site includes a variety of maps, drawings, and other images – the lesson is beyond 2 nd grade, but the images are great for discussing how Savannah was a planned city. 83visual3.htm  Interesting map of modern Georgia, highlighted to show the colonial parishes just prior to the American Revolution.  /hmf&CISOPTR=26&CISOBOX=1&REC=16: This 1796 map shows Georgia stretching to the Mississippi River /hmf&CISOPTR=26&CISOBOX=1&REC=16  1733 map of southeastern North America 1733 map of southeastern North America  1734 map of Savannah 1734 map of Savannah  1734 map of Georgia colony 1734 map of Georgia colony  1780 map of Georgia 1780 map of Georgia

8 Allocation of Goods & Services How would your group divide this candy bar?

9 Allocation of Goods & Services Price Majority rule Contest Force First-come, first-served Sharing Lottery Personal characteristics

10 Making this real for students This activity, from the Unit Four framework, helps students understand barter, and leads to a discussion of why currency has (largely) replaced barter.

11 Resources: The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Oglethorpe): The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Tomochichi): The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Musgrove): The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Colonial immigration): gy/ColonialEraTrusteePeriod/Topics-4&id=h gy/ColonialEraTrusteePeriod/Topics-4&id=h-3215

12 Resources: Very detailed timeline of the Georgia colony: Mary Musgrove background: Mary Musgrove’s Historical Marker: Tomochichi Memorial: Fairly comprehensive list of Oglethorpe links:

13 Literature Resources: James Oglethorpe, by Amelia Pohl {State Standards Publishing} ~Also has books about the other Georgia historical figures. James Oglethorpe, by Amelia Pohl {State Standards Publishing} ~Also has books about the other Georgia historical figures. Voices from Colonial America: Georgia, by Robin Doak {National Geographic} Jeremiah Makes History Hop, by Pam Alexander {BeSweet Publications}

14 Teaching Unit Four:  Individuals, Groups, & Institutions:  Contributions of Tomochichi, Musgrove, Oglethorpe  Cooperation (as appropriate) between these three figures  Character traits of figures  Location  Review ways that geography impacts lifestyle  Discuss impact of Georgia coast on early English colonists, and ways that geography affected Tomochichi & Musgrove’s Creek communities  Why Savannah site was chosen ( very general overview)

15 Teaching Unit Four:  Production, Distribution, and Consumption  Ways that Creek & colonists obtained things they could not make themselves  Allocation of goods & services  Barter/trade vs. currency  Time, Change, and Continuity  Differences in colonial times & ours  City of Savannah – still there!  Musgrove’s trading post – similar to modern store  Colonial government and our state government today


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