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Second Grade Social Studies Resources

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Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
The third Monday in January is a national holiday observing the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Learn more about this leader of the civil rights movement and about how we honor him today.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Teacher Board
Activity designed by teacher in which students compare/contrast the GA figures in the 2nd grade history standards; includes video clips, images, and activity ideas. Students' task is to compare Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove, Sequoyah, and Jimmy Carter. By comparing these American Heroes, students will come to their own conclusions on what makes an American Hero.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Jackie Robinson was a sports hero who became a civil rights activist. When Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Demonstrating skill as a professional baseball player and consistent dignity both on and off the field, Robinson became an advocate for civil rights, as well as a role model. This video is a part of a lesson plan including two primary source activities and a short video below: understand how Robinson rose to prominence, and explore the importance of courage in his life.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Primary Source Photo
Black and white photo shows Jackie Robinson getting ready to swing a bat while other players warm up behind him.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
When Juliette Gordon Low found herself unprepared for what life brought her as an adult, she found a way to use her experiences to help young women better prepare for their futures. Called Daisy as a girl, Juliette Gordon was born into a well-to-do and loving family of privilege in Savannah. Prepared for life as a Victorian wife and mother, she was unsure of her own future when her childless marriage failed. Inspired by Sir Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Boy Scouts in England, Juliette Low started the organization known as the Girl Scouts at her home in Savannah.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, reads his book "The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer." Illustrated by Amy Carter. Published by Crown Publishers.Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trip
The Jimmy Carter virtual field trip takes students on a journey through the remarkable life of James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. from his hometown experiences and early years through to his time as governor and president, into achievements post-presidency.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
This video is an animation between peanut butter and jelly to introduce and discuss great moments in peanut history, with references to Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, and George Washington Carver, a scientist, inventor, and teacher.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Trading without money to exchange goods and services is called bartering. Money is the normal medium of exchange, but when money is not available, people barter for essentials or wants.
Skill: Explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices that result in opportunity costs.
Georgia Standard: SS2E1
 
Source: Georgia Aquarium
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students will examine the state of the Earth’s natural fresh water resources.
Skill: Explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices that result in opportunity costs.
Standard: SS2E1
 
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Resource Type: Video
Explains how money allows us to easily exchange goods and services, determine their value, and compare them to each other.
Skill: Explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than barter.
Georgia Standard: SS2E3
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Children have many misconceptions about where money comes from. Some children even think money is printed in ATM machines! This music video shows how money is printed by a press and then passes through the cycle of every banknote: earn, spend, save, and donate!
Skill: Describe the costs and benefits of personal saving and spending choices.
Georgia Standard: SS2E4