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table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Top-Title Page
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Task
  • Process
  • Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusion
what is my lesson about


What is my lesson about?
  • Standards:
  • SS2H1The student will read about and describe the lives of historical
  • figures in Georgia history.
  • Students will 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 and Martin
  • Luther King, Jr. (civil rights); Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights).
  • ELA2W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The
  • student uses a variety of resources (encyclopedia, Internet, books) to research
  • and share information on a topic.

Grade Level:2ndContent Area: Social Studies/Language Arts

In this lesson, students will research different historical figures in Georgia.

They will create an interview that covers the figure’s important


introduction a blast into the past
IntroductionA Blast into The Past!!
  • You have been chosen for a very important mission! If you shall choose to do it, you must gather a group of friends and travel back to the past on a tour through the state of Georgia. You will investigate and research historical figures in Georgia. Did you know there are many famous people from the past that lived in the same state you do? It is going to be up to you to study one of these famous Georgians and learn about their accomplishments and what their impact is on our life today!

Ready to Time



I can’t wait to find out

Who’s Whoin


  • You and your team of 2nd graders has been selected to become the Georgia Daily news reporters from Station GALS-TV and travel back in time.
  • Once you get off the time traveling machine, your team’s job is to interview your assigned historical figure for the Dateline GBC program “Who’s Who in Georgia?”
  • Your teammates will fill out a Research Guide that has the required information on your figure that must be in the interview.
  • You will put your information into interview format and practice your interview. We will tape all the interviews and play them for the class to see!

Lights! Camera! Action!

process remember be as creative as possible
ProcessRemember, Be as creative as possible!
  • Your Georgia Daily News team from Station GALS-TV has been broken up into 5 groups of 4. Each group of 4 will research websites that focus on a different historical figure that your Station Manager assigns you. The five news team’s jobs will be to fill out a Research Guide on their figure as they look through their websites. Then, they must create a 3-5 minute interview script on their historical figure based on the information they gather for their Research Guide. The program “Who’s Who in Georgia?” will have Dateline GBC network air the interview. People on your interview team include the following:
    • The Director: This member is responsible to make sure that everyone on the team completes their work on time and he or she is in charge of the rehearsals of the interview.
    • The Actor: This member is responsible for making sure all the materials that are needed are in place and he or she will play the part of the historical figure.
    • The Reporter: This member is responsible for speaking and asking the questions when the interview is presented.
    • The Writer: This member is responsible for writing all the important findings down in the Research Guide and then formatting the interview script. Click here for the Research Guide.

You will use the website resources on the following page to research your figure so that you can fill out the Research Guide and write your interview script.

    • If you are your teammates has pictures or recordings to make the interview more creative, please feel free to bring it!
    • While everyone is presenting, you should be filling out the Research guide so that you will have a completed research guide by the end of all the presentations.

ResourcesHere are your assignments your Station manager (the teacher) has given you.Click on the websites to research your historical figure and fill out your information sheet! Accomadations/Modifications: Please don’t forget to ask your reading buddies or Station Managers if you need any help reading!

News Team 1: Jackie Robinson

News Team 2: Martin Luther King Jr.

News Team 3: Mary Musgrove - Notable Women Ancestors

News Team 4: James Earl Carter, Jr.

News Team 5: James Oglethorpe

Congratulations! Click on the speaker for a round of applause!

You have successfully completed your mission!

You have learned about some important figures in

Georgia’s history.You can extend your research to

learn even more about The Peach Stateby finding

the capitals that existed before Atlanta was our

capital, researching to find out what all of the state

symbols of Georgia are, and even going to research

about figures that came from a different state!