Take a step back in time with a visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park in Plains, Georgia. In this episode of Let's Learn GA!, students will learn about young Jimmy Carter's chores on his family farm in the 1930s. They'll also see how several simple machines are used on the farm as well as in the blacksmith shop.

Let's Learn GA! - Life on a Farm in the 1930s - 2nd Grade

Let's Learn GA! - Life on a Farm in the 1930s - 2nd Grade

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park in Plains, Georgia. In this episode of Let's Learn GA!, students will learn about young Jimmy Carter's chores on his family farm in the 1930s. They'll also see how several simple machines are used on the farm as well as in the blacksmith shop.

Materials needed for this lesson include:

- paper

- something to write with

Science

S2E3

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.

S2P2

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).

S4P3.c

Ask questions to identify and explain the uses of simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and screw) and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks.

Social Studies

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.

SS2H1.f

Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights)

SS2E3

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