ERIC Number: ED156593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Changing Land Use: Peachtree Street, Atlanta. A Case Study in Sequent Occupance [And] Student Work Book.
A social studies unit and student workbook explore the historical geography of the area of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. The unit deals with sequent occupance, a type of historical geography in which students study the same area, the changes in culture, and the changing land use in the area during certain time periods. For each period, students examine developments in technology, social organization, economy, population, settlement pattern, and transportation and communications. Chapter I explores Indian pre-history and early history in the Atlanta area. During this period, nomadic hunting of large animals gave way to settled cultivation of crops and hunting of local small game. Chapter II characterizes Indian life prior to European contact as including cultivation of corn and alteration of the physical environment by fire to expand villages and fields. Chapter III shows how contact with Europeans led the Indians to become dependent upon trade with white men and to ignore crop cultivation. Chapter IV explores pioneer white settlement from 1821-1860. The first settlers in the Atlanta area lived by subsistence farming. The area grew quickly once a railroad terminus was established there. Chapter V reviews growth of the Peachtree Street area from 1860-1920. The period saw industrial growth, destruction during the Civil War, and reconstruction into a commercial and residential street. Chapter VI explains how stores, offices, and apartments took over Peachtree Street during 1920-1977. The student workbook contains activities and questions to enhance student comprehension of each chapter. (AV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Change, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Land Settlement, Land Use, Local History, Population Trends, Social Change, Social History, Social Structure, Social Studies, Technology, Transportation, Trend Analysis, United States History, Units of Study
Geography Curriculum Project, 107 Dudley Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($3.00 set, paper covers, 15% discount 20 sets or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Geography Curriculum Project.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 002-003; Figures 10, 12, 17-40 (many photographs) may not reproduce clearly in hard copy