Social Studies: Grade 2 Version: CPS08-09

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Social Studies

Strand: Historical Understandings

SS2H1: Historical figures in Georgia
The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.
Element: SS2H1.a
Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia); Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet); Jackie Robinson (sports); Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights); Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights).
Element: SS2H1.b
Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation, rights, and freedoms).

SS2H2: Georgia Creek and Cherokee Cultures
The student will describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments.
Element: SS2H2.a
Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creeks and Cherokees lived and how the people used their local resources.
Element: SS2H2.b
Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.

Strand: Geographic Understandings

SS2G1: Topographic features of Georgia
The student will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia's surface.
Element: SS2G1.a
Locate all the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau.
Element: SS2G1.b
Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Mary's, Chattahoochee, and Flint.

SS2G2: Cultural and geographic systems
The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1 and Georgia's Creeks and Cherokees.
Element: SS2G2.a
Identify specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic figure on a political map.
Element: SS2G2.b
Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of each historic figure.
Element: SS2G2.c
Describe how each historic figure adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment.
Element: SS2G2.d
Trace examples of travel and movement of these historic figures and their ideas across time.
Element: SS2G2.e
Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and compare these regions to the region in which the students live.

Strand: Government/Civics Understandings

SS2CG1: Government and Laws
The student will define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws.

SS2CG2: Roles of elected officials
The student will identify the roles of the following elected officials:
Element: SS2CG2.a
President (leader of our nation)
Element: SS2CG2.b
Governor (leader of our state)
Element: SS2CG2.c
Mayor (leader of our city)

SS2CG3: Positive citizenship traits
The student will give examples of how the historical figures under study demonstrate the positive citizenship traits of honesty, dependability, liberty, trustworthiness, honor, civility, good sportsmanship, patience, and compassion.

SS2CG4: State and national capitol buildings
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the state and national capitol buildings by identifying them from pictures and capitols of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.) and the state of Georgia (Atlanta) by locating them on appropriate maps.

Strand: Economic Understandings

SS2E1: Choices
The student will explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices and incur opportunity costs.

SS2E2: Allocating goods and services
The student will identify ways in which goods and services are allocated (by price; majority rule; contests; force; sharing; lottery; command; first-come, first-served; personal characteristics; and others).

SS2E3: Money
The student will explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than barter.

SS2E4: Personal spending and saving
The student will describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices.

Strand: Map and Globe Skills

SS2MG1: Map and globe skills
Map and globe skills.
Element: SS2MG1.a
Use cardinal directions.
Element: SS2MG1.b
Use intermediate directions.
Element: SS2MG1.c
Use a letter/number grid system to determine location.
Element: SS2MG1.d
Compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps.
Element: SS2MG1.e
Use inch to inch map scale to determine distance on a map.
Element: SS2MG1.f
Use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps.
Element: SS2MG1.g
Use a map to explain impact of geography on historical and current events.

Strand: Information Processing Skills

SS2IP1: Information processing skills
Information processing skills.
Element: SS2IP1.a
Compare similarities and differences.
Element: SS2IP1.b
Organize items chronologically.
Element: SS2IP1.c
Identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions.
Element: SS2IP1.d
Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Element: SS2IP1.e
Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context.
Element: SS2IP1.f
Identify and use primary and secondary sources.
Element: SS2IP1.g
Interpret timelines.
Element: SS2IP1.h
Identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose.
Element: SS2IP1.i
Construct charts and tables.
Element: SS2IP1.j
Analyze artifacts.

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