SS.2.CG.2.5

Recognize symbols, individuals and documents that represent Florida.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will recognize the Florida State Capitol and the Everglades National Park as symbols of Florida.

Clarification 2: Students will recognize Andrew Jackson and Marjory Stoneman Douglas as individuals who represent Florida.

Clarification 3: Students will recognize the Florida Constitution as a document that represents Florida.

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 2
Strand: Civics and Government
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021040: Social Studies Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721013: Access Social Studies - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.2.CG.2.AP.5: Identify symbols and individuals that represent Florida.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Interactive Research Pages

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Interactive Research Page:

Explore the history and importance of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Andrew Jackson - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and importance of Andrew Jackson and how he represents Florida with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Everglades National Park - Interactive Research Pages:

Discover the history and significance of Everglades National Park and why it is a symbol of Florida with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Lesson Plans

We the Kids: The Preamble of the Constitution: Comparing United States' Preamble and Florida's Preamble:

This is lesson #3 in the text unit series for We the Kids by David Catrow. In this lesson, students will be introduced to Florida’s Constitution focusing on the Preamble. Students will collaborate in a whole group setting to complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the Preamble from both Constitutions. Students will use the graphic organizer created as a class to write their own essay on how the Preambles are similar and different.

This unit will help students develop the meaning of the Preamble as part of the Constitution of the United States and its direct effect on their daily lives. Students will engage in various activities such as debating parts of the Preamble and complete a play interpreting patriotism. Throughout the unit students will have to identify and interpret vocabulary, analyze the provided text, and demonstrate an understanding of the Preamble by providing relevant details. The teacher’s role in this unit will be to support their students' knowledge of the Preamble by facilitating research, reviewing student writing, and work.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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Capitol Geometry - Lesson 2:

In this lesson, students will continue learning about the history of the Florida State Capitol building, through a grade-level appropriate reading. They will then be provided with a diagram of the glass dome from the Old Capitol. After direct instruction on categorizing two-dimensional figures based on defining attributes, they will use the diagram of the glass dome and categorize the figures.

This is lesson 2 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and math.

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Capitol Geometry - Lesson 3:

In this lesson, students will continue to learn about the history of the Florida State Capitol building, specifically the history of the stained glass sub dome, through a grade-level appropriate reading. They will then be provided with a diagram of the glass dome from the Old Capitol. After direct instruction on identifying lines of symmetry in two-dimensional figures, they will use the diagram of the glass dome and identify lines of symmetry within the two-dimensional figures used in the piece.

 

This is lesson 3 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and math.

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Capitol Geometry - Lesson 1:

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the history of the Florida State Capitol building, through a grade-level appropriate reading. They will then be provided with a diagram of the glass dome from the Old Capitol. After direct instruction on identifying two-dimensional figures, they will use the diagram of the glass dome and identify the two-dimensional figures used in the piece.

This is lesson 1 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and math.

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My Florida - Scavenger Hunt:

Students will learn about a notable persons and why they are important to Florida and the U.S. 

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A Friend of the Everglades: Part 2:

In this lesson, students will use the information from lesson 1 and the internet to conduct research on the Everglades to illustrate a book about Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Everglades for children ages 5-6. This is lesson 2 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and English Language Arts.

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A Friend of the Everglades: Part 3:

In this lesson, students will use the information from lesson 1 and their research from lesson 2 to continue to illustrate a book about Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Everglades for children ages 5-6.

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A Friend of the Everglades: Part 1:

In this lesson, students will read informational text about Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) as well as the Everglades. Students will annotate and summarize the text using a summarizing strategy. Then they will complete a graphic organizer to organize the information for their children's book. This is lesson 1 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and English Language Arts.

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My Florida!:

Students will learn about the Florida Capitol Building and Everglades as important symbols of Florida. Students will label and color the capital, the Everglades National Park, and their hometown on a map of Florida. 

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Everglades Habitat Part 3 of 3:

In this lesson, students will recognize Everglades National Park and Marjory Stoneman Douglas as symbols of Florida. They will complete a culminating activity from a variety of options to show their understanding of: animals and habitats, the importance of Everglades National Park, and the importance of Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ work.

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Everglades Habitat Part 2 of 3:

In this lesson, students will learn about threats to the Everglades National Park and be introduced to the work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Students will work together to create an illustration of a threat to Everglades National Park. Write a 2-3 sentence response about Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ work protecting the Everglades and why she is a symbol of Florida.

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Everglades Habitat Part 1 of 3:

In this lesson, students will learn about different habitats within Everglades National Park and how those habitats meet the needs of the animals that live there through a PowerPoint presentation and whole group discussion. Students will collaborate to complete an interactive matching activity involving animals that live in Everglades National Park habitats.

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Endangered in the Everglades:

The teacher will introduce the idea of symbols and show students images of the Everglades National Park, recognizing this as a symbol of Florida. Students will discuss Sam Vinikoff’s artwork and how he documents life experiences and the world around him to inspire them to create a plan for a watercolor painting, focusing specifically on a species on the Threatened and Endangered Species list, in this integrated lesson plan.

 

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People Who Represent Florida: Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Important Things She Did & Why She Represents Florida:

Students will participate in digital research, explain how text features contribute to the meaning of the text, use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, and incorporate multimedia to enhance their written work in this integrated lesson plan. Using two sections from an Interactive Research Page, students will learn about Marjory Stoneman Douglas, her contributions as an environmentalist, and why she is an individual who represents Florida.

 

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Florida's History and Geography :

Students will use a self-guided reference presentation to complete a mapping activity of Florida and learn about its early history. 

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Symbols: Map It Florida!:

In this lesson, students will learn about the Florida Capitol and Everglades National Park as symbols that represent Florida. Students will locate these symbols and their hometowns on a map of the state. 

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Fix the Code: Florida Symbols:

Students will propose solutions to coding errors in a Scratch program that identifies and explains symbols that represent Florida, in this integrated lesson. The students will use their basic knowledge of symbols that represent Florida to search for issues in a coded program in Scratch. The problems present in the code will be scrambled facts about Florida symbols. Students will suggest coding edits and then rearrange and alter the code in the Scratch program.   

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Florida's History :

Introduce students to Florida's History. In a student-guided/self-paced presentation, students will learn about the influence of Majroie Stoneman Douglas and Andrew Jackson. 

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Coding with Everglades National Park Animals:

Students will create a program in scratch that sorts animals common to the Everglades National Park according to their main habitat in this integrated lesson plan.  They will use the provided Venn Diagram backgound template and choose at least 4 previously-researched Everglades National Park animals to use as sprites. Students will then code the sprites to ‘move’ to the appropriate section of the Venn Diagram (water, land, both).

 

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Florida's Symbols: The Everglades and the Constitution:

In this lesson plan, teachers will assist students in recognizing symbols and individuals that represent the state of Florida. Students will explain these symbols' significance and impact. 

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Young Thomas Jefferson:

Students will learn coding skills in scratch as they write code to create a one-scene program about Thomas Jefferson's early life.  This is part three of a four-part Civics and Coding integrated series.

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Planning for Weather:

Students will utilize temperature and precipitation data to rank locations best suited to host an outdoor celebration honoring Rosa Parks. They will interpret data using tables and graphs and apply knowledge of weather patterns while addressing state and national symbols in this integrated model eliciting activity.

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Five Habitats:

This is an introductory lesson. After completing all components, students will recognize characteristics of five habitats (ocean, rainforest, desert, polar, and wetlands.) Students will be able to identify organisms that live in each habitat. Also, students will learn about Marjory Stoneman Douglas and her Everglades efforts.

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Partition the Flag:

In this Math and Social Studies Civics lesson plan, students will use their mathematical knowledge of fractions as equal groups, and knowledge of wholes, and fourths. Additionally, students will use two interrelated symbols representing Florida, to design a new Florida State Flag into four equal parts. Students will discuss and reason why Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades were chosen as symbols of Florida, and brainstorm other possible symbols that could be used based on their personal experiences. As students design their flag, they will determine the best way to partition the rectangular shape into fourths, so that the four areas are equal-sized parts.

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Teaching Idea

Grade 2 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 2 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Interactive Research Pages

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Interactive Research Page:

Explore the history and importance of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Andrew Jackson - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and importance of Andrew Jackson and how he represents Florida with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Everglades National Park - Interactive Research Pages:

Discover the history and significance of Everglades National Park and why it is a symbol of Florida with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Teaching Idea

Grade 2 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 2 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea