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Social Studies: Grade 2 Version: CPS08-09

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Unit Name: 01 - Before There Was a Georgia

Essential Question

How does understanding of intermediate directions help us travel from one place to another? How do the geographic features of Georgia make our state unique? How do the geographic features affect the economy of Georgia? What are the different types of land and water in Georgia? How can rivers and oceans be used for communication and transportation? How can people affect rivers and oceans? How can understanding the graphic features of Georgia help us to value our state?

Enduring Understanding

  • Using intermediate directions can help us find our way.
  • Georgia has five geographic regions.
  • Georgia has many rivers.
  • One of Georgia's borders is the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Georgia uses its rivers for travel, to trade goods, and for recreation.
  • Topic 1

    Who Needs Directions?

  • Identifies and labels intermediate directions by using main direction words.
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • Intermediate Directions

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    SS2MG1.b

    Topic 2

    Georgia's Regions

  • Identify and describe the five regions of Georgia.
  • Compare and contrast the regions of Georgia.
  • Describe the economic differences related to the land, people, and animals of the region.
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • State
    • Region
    • Landform
    • Coast
    • Plateau
    • Ridge
    • Plain
    • Island

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    SS2G1.a
    SS2MG1.d
    SS2MG1.f
    SS2MG1.g

    Topic 3

    Georgia's Waterways

  • Identify the major rivers that are located in Georgia.
  • Describe the various uses of Georgia's waterways and identify their economic effects.
  • Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • River
    • Ocean
    • Pollution

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    SS2G1.b
    SS2MG1.d
    SS2MG1.f
    SS2MG1.g

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