Oglethorpe

(Georgia and South Carolina Standards listed below)


Georgia's colonial population was a very culturally diverse group. The poor and oppressed from England and Europe were brought together through the idea of mutual protection and prosperity to create the 13th colony. A colony free of slaves and "demon rum" where many would take the chance to start life over in a new and dangerous land. From letters, journals and documents of the period, the story of Georgia comes to life through the eyes of her founder, Governor General James Oglethorpe.

This program includes a display of everyday items, both reproductions and actual artifacts, from Georgia's colonial period along with period maps and illustrations.

Georgia: 
Grade 2:
SS2H1 Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.
a. James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia).

SS2G2 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.

Grade 8:
SS8H2 Analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.
a. Explain the importance of the Charter of 1732, including the reasons for settlement (philanthropy, economics, and defense).
b. Analyze the relationship between James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove in establishing the city of Savannah at Yamacraw Bluff.
c. Evaluate the role of diverse groups (Jews, Salzburgers, Highland Scots, and Malcontents) in settling Georgia during the Trustee Period.
d. Explain the transition of Georgia into a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, alcohol, and government.
e. Give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced and traded in colonial Georgia.

South Carolina:
Grade 7: 
Standard 7-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of limited government and unlimited government as they functioned in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
7-2.1 Analyze the characteristics of limited government and unlimited government that evolved in Europe in the 1600s and 1700s.
7-2.2 Explain how the scientific revolution challenged authority and influenced Enlightenment philosophers, including the importance of the use of reason, the challenges to the Catholic Church, and the contributions of Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
7-2.3 Analyze the Enlightenment ideas of John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Voltaire that challenged absolutism and influenced the development of limited government.
7-2.4 Explain the effects of the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution on the power of the monarchy in England and on limited government.