Grade Level: Second Grade | Content Area: Social Studeies | Duration of Unit: 4-5 weeks
Second graders will explore some of Georgia’s own Superheroes of civil and human rights. They will explore the lives of these individuals, and what inspired them to fight for expanded rights or activities for historically marginalized groups. They will learn that they can also be Georgia Superheroes, and make “ripples of change” in their community with a family service learning project (or you can do a class service learning project to support a local nonprofit or community resource!). In this Georgia Superheroes trunk, explore artifacts and stories that will make this unit come to life.
SS2H1 Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.
- Jackie Robinson (sportsmanship and civil rights)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights)
- Juliette Gordon Low (Girl Scouts and leadership)
- Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights)
SS2G2 Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1 […].
- Identify specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic
figure[…] on a political or physical map.
- Describe how each historic figure […] adapted to and were influenced by
- Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their
lives and compare these regions to the region in which students live.
SS2CG1 Define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws.
SS2CG2 Identify the following elected officials of the executive branch and where they work:
- President (leader of our nation) and Washington, D.C. – White House
- Governor (leader of our state) and Atlanta, GA – State Capitol Building
- Mayor (leader of a city) and city hall
SS2CG3 Give examples of how the historical figures in SS2H1 demonstrate positive citizenship traits such as: honesty, dependability, trustworthiness, honor, civility, good
sportsmanship, patience, and compassion.