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Skills available for Georgia second-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understandings

  • SS2H1 The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.

    • 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).

    • 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 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.

    • a Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creeks and Cherokees lived and how the people used their local resources.

    • b Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.

Geographic Understandings

  • SS2G1 The student will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia's surface.

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

    • b Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Mary's, Chattahoochee, and Flint.

  • SS2G2 The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1 and Georgia's Creeks and Cherokees.

    • a Identify specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic figure on a political map.

    • b Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of each historic figure.

    • c Describe how each historic figure adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment.

    • d Trace examples of travel and movement of these historic figures and their ideas across time.

    • 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.

Government/Civic Understandings

Economic Understandings

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

  • SS2E2 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 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 The student will describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices.