Tennessee's New Social Studies Standards Interactive Notebook activities- 4th grade
4.57 Analyze and describe the factors of the Industrial Revolution occurring in the United States and on Tennessee, including:
• Samuel Slater-factory system
• Watermills-influence of geography
• Eli Whitney-cotton gin
4.58 Explain the expansion of the plantation system and slavery as the demand for cotton production grew and the impact of the cotton gin.
4.59 Contrast the emerging urbanization in the North with the agricultural South and the developing West.
4.60 Describe and explain the contributions of Virginia Hill and Free Hill, Tennessee, Frances Wright and Nashoba, and Elihu Embree and their efforts to abolish slavery in Tennessee.
4.61 Describe the characteristics of slave life on plantations across the South.
4.62 Using informational texts, explain the fight for Texas independence against Mexico and the contributions of Tennesseans Sam Houston and David Crockett.
4.63 Conduct a short research project detailing the surprise nomination and election of James K. Polk and list his accomplishments in office including Texas statehood, territorial expansion, and one term promise.
4.64 Cite evidence from informational texts explaining the causes, course, and consequences of the Mexican War, including Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, and Mexican session.
4.65 Identify prominent people and reform movements in the United States during the mid-19th century, including:
• Dorothea Dix and her quest for prison reform and help for the mentally ill
• Horace Mann and public education
• Nat Turner and his resistance to enslavement
• Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison and the abolition of slavery
4.67 Explain the events, political debate, and outcome of the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas and Nebraska Act.
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