Muno H Abubakar Virtual Field TripStandard: SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth anddevelopment.b. Explain how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start abusiness.c. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprisesas Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.Essential Questions:How can the decisions of previous generations affect the condition of an area in thefuture?In what ways has the economic development of Atlanta, Georgia influenced theestablishments we see today?Why is the development of past entrepreneurs in the early 1900’s so significant to thestate of Georgia and the United States as well the world globally?Overall Theme/Background purposeThe development of Georgia’s economic sector is one that began with great spontaneity.By taking advantage of the opportunities and the culture of that time led way to theadvancement of large corporations as we know of today. Among the significant aspectsthat have contributed to the development of Georgia’s history is the establishment ofboth large and small businesses. Such factors include those of enterprises, local businesses,and global industries. The undying sprit of Atlanta can be seen today, with the majordevelopments that surround the heart of downtown. The history of Georgia has evolvedand invoked a tremendous amount of change throughout its years. The increase inpopulation created the desire for economic opportunities among both whites and blacks.The New South had flourished in roughly a decade. With the growth of business districtsand urban renewal formed movements such as Forward Atlanta campaign.During thefirst decades of the twentieth century, Atlanta experienced a period of unprecedentedgrowth. In three decades’ time, Atlanta’s population tripled as the city limits expanded.Businessman, journalist, investors etc. were able to establish a charismatic city in a matterof few decades.
Lesson Activity:Students will choose anywhere from 6-8 pictures provided, analyze the significance ofthe presented landmark, or feature. After analyzing significance, students are to constructa then and now interpretation of how this feature has changed from its earlydevelopment to its importance in the 21st century. After completing evaluation studentsare to illustrate their responses by composing a collage of selected landmarks.
It began in Atlanta as M. Rich Dry Goods general store in 1867. It was renamed M. Rich & Co. in1871, when his brother Emanuel joined him; it was again renamed M. Rich & Bros. in 1876 whenthe third brother Daniel joined. In 1901 it became a true department store by dividingmerchandise into separated sections, and was incorporated as M. Rich & Bros. Co. It becamesimply Richs in 1924. Two innovative ideas that Rich tried were the barter system and a creditsystem.
Resurgens 1847-1865;" the word meaning "rising again," the first date marking the year the citys firstcharter was granted and the second date signifying the year of the beginning of the citys rehabilitationafter its destruction by the Federal armies in 1864. The seal shall remain in the office of the Clerk of Counciland shall not be affixed to any instrument except by order of the Mayor.
Symbolizing Atlantas rise from the ashes of the Civil War to become one of the most important cities inthe world. The sculpture, dedicated in 1969, depicts a woman being lifted from flames by a phoenix, inreference to the phoenix of Egyptian mythology that was consumed by fire and rose from the ashes, just asAtlanta rose from the ashes after being burned to the ground by William T. Shermans Union Army duringthe Civil War.
Fairlie-Poplar developed during the late 19th century, when Atlanta emerged as the commercial center ofGeorgia and the Southeast. At the time, the area was promoted as "Atlantas new modern fireproofbusiness district". It constituted a major northward expansion of Atlantas post-Civil War business district.Part of the central business district in downtown Atlanta. It is named for the two streets that cross at itscenter, northeast-only Fairlie and southeast-only Poplar.
Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton,Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to itsdominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
The First National Bank of Atlanta (also called First Atlanta) is the successor bank to Atlanta National Bank,which was federally chartered in September 1865, after the Civil War (1861-65). It is the longest continuallyoperating banking organization in the city of Atlanta. For a number of years in the mid-twentieth century,the First National Bank of Atlanta was the largest commercial bank in the southeastern United States, asmeasured by bank deposits
The buildings were constructed during Atlantas post-Civil War Reconstruction Era boom, between 1866and 1871, when the citys population doubled from 11,000 to 22,000 residents. In 1869, the GeorgiaRailroad freight depot was constructed to replace the one destroyed by Shermans troops in 1864
The rise of Auburn Avenue as "the" black business district in Atlanta was to a great extent an outcome ofthe 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. Prior to this time black businesses operated largely in downtown Atlanta — abusiness district integrated as far as business ownership was concerned. But competition between working-class whites and black for jobs and housing gave rise to fears and tensions. In 1906, print media fueledthese tensions with hearsay about alleged sexual assaults on white women by black men, triggering the riot.