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Title: Full of Surprises: GPS Social Studies Resources in GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library

Full of Surprises GPS Social Studies Resources
in GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library
  • Georgia Council for Social Studies Conference
  • October 23, 2008
  • Karen Minton

  • Georgias Statewide Virtual Library provided by
    the state to K12
  • Full of licensed content such as Encyclopedia
    Britannica, EBSCO, and SIRS products
  • Unique Georgia content such as the New Georgia
    Encyclopedia and the Digital Library of Georgia

Georgia Performance Standards
  • Include both skills (map globe and intellectual
    processing skills) and topics that can be
    addressed with content in GALILEO
  • Many GALILEO resources include educator
    resources, including links to content via the GPS
    curriculum, activities, and other materials.
    Lexile rankings.
  • GALILEO works with the DOE to increase the
    integration of GALILEO content into the GPS
    portal, MyGaDOE

Examples of GPS Standards and GALILEO
  • Examples of materials in GALILEO for particular
    GPS standards for social studies
  • images
  • maps
  • interactive materials
  • primary source documents
  • encyclopedia articles
  • articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals
  • books and pamphlets
  • reviewed websites
  • charts and graphs

  • Symbols of America
  • Historical Understandings
  • SSKH2 The student will identify important
    American symbols and explain their meaning.
  • a. The national and state flags (United States
    and Georgia flags)

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database Britannica Elementary
  • Search United States
  • View United States article with U.S. flag image
  • Database Britannica Elementary
  • Click Discover America gt Learn More
  • View Map of United States
  • Click State
  • View State profile with U.S. flag image

From Discover America in Britannica Elementary
Grade One
  • American Heroes
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS1H2 The student will read or listen to American
    folktales and explain how they characterize our
    national heritage. The study will include John
    Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul
    Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database SIRS Discoverer
  • Search Paul Bunyan
  • View Babe the Blue Ox, from American Folklore
  • View Fantastic Folk Heroes, from Boys Life

Grade Two
  • Georgia, My State
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS2H1 The student will read about and describe
    the lives of historical figures in Georgia
  • a. 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 (sports) Martin Luther King, Jr.
    (civil rights) Jimmy Carter (leadership and
    human rights).

Find Resources in GALILEO and the Digital Library
of Georgia
  • Database New Georgia Encyclopedia
  • Search Mary Musgrove
  • View New Georgia Encyclopedia article Mary
    Musgrove (ca. 1700-ca.1763)
  • Database Southeastern Native American Documents
  • View Advertisement

From the New Georgia Encyclopedia
From Southeastern Native American Documents
Philadelphia, September 13, 1759. Notice is
given that on the Tenth Day of December next,
will be exposed to Sale in the Town of Savanna,
(agreeable to an Order of his Majesty in Council)
the valuable Islands of Ossaba and Sappelo,
laying on the Sea Coast of that Province.
Grade Three
  • Our Democratic Heritage
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS3H1 The student will explain the political
    roots of our modern democracy in the United
    States of America.
  • a. Identify the influence of Greek architecture
    (Parthenon, U. S. Supreme Court building), law,
    and the Olympic Games on the present.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database Historic Architecture and Landscapes of
  • Search Greek Architecture
  • View Pictures of houses from all over Georgia
  • Database SIRS Discoverer
  • Search Parthenon
  • View Athens, Greece Then and Now in Faces
  • View Images of the Parthenon

From Historic Architecture and Landscapes of
Grade Four
  • United States History to 1860
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS4H4 The student will explain the causes,
    events, and results of the American Revolution.
  • c. Describe the major events of the Revolution
    and explain the factors leading to American
    victory and British defeat include the Battles
    of Lexington and Concord and Yorktown.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database Searchasaurus
  • Search American Revolution
  • Choose Books and Encyclopedias
  • View Road to Revolution
  • Database Searchasaurus
  • Category History
  • SubcategorygtRevolutionary War (1775-1783)
  • View The Battle of Yorktown
  • View The Battles of Lexington and Concord

Grade Five
  • United States History Since 1860
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS5H6 The student will explain the reasons for
    Americas involvement in World War II.
  • e. Describe the effects of rationing and the
    changing role of women and African- Americans
    include Rosie the Riveter and the Tuskegee

Find Resources in GALILEO and the Digital Library
of Georgia
  • Browse by collection name S
  • Collection Ships for Victory
  • View all Photographs
  • Female welder

Unknown welder, 1943-1945
Grade Six
  • United States History Since 1860
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS6H2 The student will explain the development of
    Latin America and the Caribbean from European
    colonies to independent nations.
  • c. Explain the Latin American independence
    movement include the importance of Toussaint
    LOuverture, Simon Bolivar, and Miguel Hidalgo.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database SIRS Discoverer
  • Select Biographies
  • Search Toussaint LOuverture, Simon Bolivar,
  • View Biography and images
  • Database Comptons Encyclopedia
  • Search Miguel Hidalgo, Simon Bolivar, others
  • View Encyclopedia article, images

From Comptons Encyclopedia
Reading Across The Curriculum
  • SS6RC1 Students will enhance reading in all
    curriculum areas by
  • Reading in All Curriculum Areas
  • Read a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate
    books per year from a variety of subject
    disciplines and participate in discussions
    related to curricular learning in all areas.
  • Read both informational and fictional texts in a
    variety of genres and modes of discourse.
  • Read technical texts related to various subject

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database NoveList K-8
  • Select Grab and Go Book Lists
  • Select Grades 6-8
  • Select Holocaust

Grab and Go Book Lists
Grade Seven
  • United States History Since 1860
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS7G1 The student will be able to describe and
    locate the important physical and human
    characteristics of Africa.
  • b. Describe and locate the nations of South
    Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique,
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali,
    Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia,
    Libya, Kenya, and Chad.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database SIRS Discoverer
  • Select Country Facts
  • Select Zimbabwe
  • Also Educator Resources
  • Correlated to Standards
  • Georgia
  • Social Studies
  • Grade 7
  • Africa
  • Geographic Understanding
  • SS7G1

From SIRS Discoverer Country Facts
Grade Eight
  • Georgia Studies
  • Historical Understandings
  • SS8H5 The student will explain significant
    factors that affected the development of Georgia
    as part of the growth of the United States
    between 1789 and 1840.
  • d. Analyze the events that led to the removal of
    Creeks and Cherokees include the roles of
    Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh,
    Sequoyah, John Ross, Dahlonega Gold Rush,
    Worcester v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson, John
    Marshall, and the Trail of Tears.

Find Resources in GALILEO and Digital Library of
  • Search Cherokee removal
  • Collection "Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills"
    Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s
  • Search Worcester v. Georgia
  • Resource New Georgia Encyclopedia

From Thars Gold in Them Thar Hills
Postcard showing Piedmont Mine mill and ore cart
track near Dahlonega
From New Georgia Encyclopedia
Grades 9-12 American Government/Civics
  • SSCG3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of
    the United States Constitution.
  • a. Explain the main ideas in debate over
    ratification include those in The Federalist.
  • b. Analyze the purpose of government stated in
    the Preamble of the United States Constitution.
  • c. Explain the fundamental principles upon which
    the United States Constitution is based include
    the rule of law, popular sovereignty, separation
    of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database SIRS Interactive Citizenship
  • Select What Citizens Need to Know About
  • Select Chapter 3 The Constitution
  • Database Annals of American History
  • Timeline 1784-1796 Organizing a New Nation
  • Also, Search Constitution

Grades 9-12 Economics
  • Macroeconomic Concepts
  • SSEMA1 The student will illustrate the means by
    which economic activity is measured.
  • a. Explain that overall levels of income,
    employment, and prices are determined by the
    spending and production decisions of households,
    businesses, government, and net exports.
  • b. Define Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic
    growth, unemployment, Consumer Price Index (CPI),
    inflation, stagflation, and aggregate supply and
    aggregate demand.
  • c. Explain how economic growth, inflation, and
    unemployment are calculated.
  • d. Identify structural, cyclical, and frictional
  • e. Define the stages of the business cycle, as
    well as recession and depression.
  • f. Describe the difference between the national
    debt and government deficits.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database SIRS Researcher
  • Pro Vs. CON Leading Issues
  • Select More Issues
  • Select Unemployment
  • Overview
  • Pro/Con
  • My Analysis
  • PDF Research Guide
  • Interactive

From SIRS Researcher Leading Issues
Grades 9-12 World Geography
  • SSWG3 The student will describe the interaction
    of physical and human systems that have shaped
    contemporary North Africa/Southwest Asia.
  • a. Describe the location of major physical
    features and their impact on North
    Africa/Southwest Asia.
  • b. Describe the major climates of North
    Africa/Southwest Asia and how they have affected
    the development of North Africa/Southwest Asia.
  • c. Analyze the impact natural resources,
    especially oil, have on North Africa/Southwest
  • d. Analyze the impact of water supplies on the
    growth of population centers.
  • e. Explain the impact of Judaism, Christianity,
    and Islam on the development of the regions
  • f. Explain why this region contains areas on
    two different continents.
  • g. Describe the major ethnic and cultural groups
    in North Africa/Southwest Asia include major
    customs and traditions.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database World Data Analyst
  • Compare Countries
  • Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia
  • Annual average growth rate
  • Crude petroleum production
  • Land use, pasture
  • Land use, permanent crops
  • Create a Chart

Charts Created in World Data Analyst
Area, permanent crops
Crude oil production
Area, pasture
Grades 9-12 World History
  • SSWH14 The student will analyze the Age of
    Revolutions and Rebellions.
  • a. Examine absolutism through a comparison of the
    rules of Louis XIV, Tsar Peter the Great, and
    Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • b. Identify the causes and results of the
    revolutions in England (1689), United States
    (1776), France (1789), Haiti (1791), and Latin
    America (1808-1825).
  • c. Explain Napoleons rise to power, and his
    defeat and explain the consequences for Europe.
  • d. Examine the interaction of China and Japan
    with westerners include the Opium War, the
    Taiping Rebellion, and Commodore Perry.

Find Resources in GALILEO
  • Database World History Collection
  • Search Opium War
  • Article American Missionaries and the Opium
    Trade in Nineteenth-Century China.
  • DatabaseStudent Research Center
  • Search Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Article Techniques that made ninjas feared in
    15th-century Japan still set the standard for
    covert ops.

Find a database by name in GALILEO High School
Click Databases A-Z. Look for database name
alphabetically or enter in search box
Find a database by name in GALILEO Teen
Click All Resources. Click on starting letter
or scroll down
Take Away
  • GALILEO is provided by the State of Georgia to
    K12 at no cost to the school
  • Access from school is seamless because GALILEO
    knows your school network
  • Students and teachers can access GALILEO from
    home with a password (ask your media specialist)
  • Amazing resources are available for every age
    group for Social Studies GPS
  • Better than the Internet alone!
  • www.galileo.usg.edu

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