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Second Grade Unit Six: Being a Georgian Today. Sarah Blascovich Brown Teacher on Assignment. What really matters in Unit Six?. Chance to review all information learned in second grade social studies: Famous Georgians Geography of our state & its effect on our lives

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second grade unit six being a georgian today
Second Grade Unit Six:

Being a Georgian Today

Sarah Blascovich Brown

Teacher on Assignment

what really matters in unit six
What really matters in Unit Six?
  • Chance to review all information learned in second grade social studies:
    • Famous Georgians
    • Geography of our state & its effect on our lives
    • Government leaders & places
    • Economic concepts (scarcity, opportunity cost, allocating goods & services, barter, currency, making spending & saving choices)
  • How are our lives different today than people lived in the past?
  • Who is Jimmy Carter? Why is he important to our state & country?
  • In addition: *Think about reviewing the Enduring Understandings you used to teach this year.
  • Provide students with opportunities to make their own connections to what they have learned in social studies.
facts about president carter
Facts About President Carter
  • Born in Plains
  • Lived in Archery,on his family’sfarm
  • Served in the Navy
  • Returned to Plains
  • Active in local & state government before becoming President
  • Began Carter Center & won Nobel Peace Prize for its work
from the unit six framework
From the Unit Six Framework:

In addition, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains has produced a short video discussing different aspects of President Carter’s life.

chasing jimmy carter
Chasing Jimmy Carter…

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Map_of_USA_with_state_names.svg/700px-Map_of_USA_with_state_names.svg.png

chasing jimmy carter1
Chasing Jimmy Carter…

http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-map.jpg

resources teacher reference
Resources (Teacher Reference):
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Jimmy Carter): http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-676&sug=y
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Carter Center):http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1959&sug=y
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Carter Family): http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2735&hl=y
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Plains):http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3280&sug=y
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia (Carter Library):http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2538&hl=y
resources
Resources:
  • Great Year-End Review Webquest: http://www.kennesaw.edu/prism/A_Technology/Ayoola/Georgia_on_my_Mind_WebQuest.ppt
  • JCNHS Education Program Home Page:http://www.jimmycarter.info
  • National Park Service JCNHS Website:http://www.nps.gov/jica/
  • Plains, GA’s Website: http://www.plainsgeorgia.com
  • Jimmy Carter Library & Museum: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov{Virtual tour of Museum: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/tour/}
literature resources
Literature Resources:

Jimmy Carterby: Laura Hamilton Waxman

The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejerby: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter: 39th Presidentby: Mike Venezia

Always a Reckoning and Other Poemsby: Jimmy Carter

literature resources1
Literature Resources:

Mailing Mayby: Michael Tunnell

http://www.kidseconposters.com/keb/Title%20List%20Poster%20Set%20A/Opportunity%20Cost/Mailing%20May.htm

Tops and Bottomsby: Janet Stevens http://www.kidseconposters.com/keb/Title%20List%20Poster%20Set%20A/Opportunity%20Cost/Tops%20and%20Bottoms.htm

A Chair for My Motherby: Vera B. Williams http://www.kidseconposters.com/keb/Title%20List%20Poster%20Set%20B/Saving/Chair%20For%20My%20Mother.htm

Uncle Jed’s Barbershopby: Margaree King Mitchellhttp://www.kidseconposters.com/keb/Title%20List%20Poster%20Set%20B/Saving/Uncle%20Jeds%20Barbershop.htm

http://www.kidseconposters.com/keb/Literature%20Connection.htm

teaching unit five
Teaching Unit Five:
  • Distribution of Power
  • Individuals, Groups, & Institutions:
  • Location
  • Scarcity
  • Time, Change, Continuity
fun extras
Fun Extras:
  • Econ Songs:
    • http://www.kidseconposters.com/econsongs.html
    • http://www.econed.org/assets/EconSongs.pdf
  • Looking to incorporate more authors into your classroom?
    • http://www.teachingbooks.net/
  • Resources Recommended by Columbia County Teachers:
    • http://www.ccboe.net/learning/elementary/files/196D222C768A4FC891F932448E57F02C.pdf
  • Virtual Tour of Plains, Georgia:
    • http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/02/03/us/20090203-plains-slideshow_index.html
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