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Skills available for Georgia second-grade social studies standards

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SS2H Historical Understandings

  • SS2H1 Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.

    • SS2H1.a James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia)

    • SS2H1.b Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet)

    • SS2H1.c Jackie Robinson (sportsmanship and civil rights)

    • SS2H1.d Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights)

    • SS2H1.e Juliette Gordon Low (Girl Scouts and leadership)

    • SS2H1.f Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights)

  • SS2H2 Describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments.

    • SS2H2.a Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to those of Georgians today.

SS2G Geographic Understandings

  • SS2G1 Locate and compare major topographical features of Georgia and describe how these features define Georgia's surface.

    • SS2G1.a Locate and compare the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian Plateau.

    • SS2G1.b Locate on a physical map the major rivers: Savannah, Flint, and Chattahoochee.

  • SS2G2 Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1 and Georgia's Creek and Cherokee in SS2H2.

    • SS2G2.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.

    • SS2G2.b Describe how each historic figure and the Creek and Cherokee adapted to and were influenced by their environments.

    • SS2G2.c Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and compare these regions to the region in which students live.

    • SS2G2.d Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creek and Cherokee lived and how the people used their local resources.

SS2CG Government/Civic Understandings

SS2E Economic Understandings

  • SS2E1 Explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices that result in opportunity costs.

  • SS2E2 Identify some ways in which goods and services are allocated (such as: price, majority rule, contests, force, sharing, lottery, authority, first-come-first-served, and personal characteristics).

  • SS2E3 Explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than barter.

  • SS2E4 Describe the costs and benefits of personal saving and spending choices.

1 Map and Globe Skills

2 Information Processing Skills