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History Literacy. Social Studies: Grade-2

History LiteracyCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
A life-size bronze statue of African-American civil-rights stalwart Rosa Parks, sitting on a bus bench, the focal point of a plaza at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, station that was completed in 2009 in Dallas, Texas
In the second grade, the student will examine the lives of notable Americans who expanded peoples’ rights and freedoms in the American system of government.
Students participate in shared and individual research using biographies and informational text historic examples of honesty, courage, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and other admirable character traits seen in citizens and leaders including Abigail Adams, Francis Scott Key, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Chief Joseph, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fred Korematsu, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, César Chávez, and Senator Daniel Inouye.
Students analyze the significance of historic places including the White House, the United States Capitol, the United States Supreme Court, the Washington Monument, and
The Lincoln Memorial.
Students commemorate months designated to the contributions the American nation of significant groups to the history of including National Hispanic History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Students understand chronological sequencing and the connection between historic events and individuals through the creation of basic timelines.
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Obituary notice. Died at Quincy, the 28th October, 1818, Mrs. Abigail Adams, consort of the Hon. John Adams late president of the United States. [n. p. 1818].

Obituary notice. Died at Quincy, the 28th October, 1818, Mrs. Abigail ...

On verso: Transfer. Shaw Papers. Manuscript Div. 8 June 1951. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection... more

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Reversed and retouched copy of photo by Alexander Hessler]

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Reversed a...

"On February 28, 1857, Alexander Hesler took the famous photograph of Lincoln in Chicago. About seven months earlier, so the story went, Lincoln had posed for William H. Masters of Princeton, Illinois. No photo... more

[Hagelberg portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

[Hagelberg portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

39.5 x 31.5 cm. Mounted on 57 x 47.3 cm.

Abigail Smith Adams wife of John Adams / photo of portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

Abigail Smith Adams wife of John Adams / photo of portrait by Gilbert ...

Photograph showing Mrs. John Adams, head and shoulder portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of portrait by Gilbert Stuart; portrait at National Gallery. Photo by Chester A. Lawrence, Dorchester, Mass.,... more

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair]

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of ...

Title devised by library staff. Date of photograph based on years photographer Harvey B. Lindsley was active and Tubman's clothing. (Source: researcher A. Cohn, 2016) Original photo not found in LOT since at le... more

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Ostendorf, no. 29 Meserve, no. 27 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 49.

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad looking at album.

[Civil War envelope showing American flag with second stanza from Francis Scott Key's poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag with second stanza from Fran...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Michael Fox Esq., Marlboro, Stark Co., Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civi... more

[Abraham Lincoln on battlefield at Antietam, Maryland, cropped version that highlights McLellan and Lincoln]

[Abraham Lincoln on battlefield at Antietam, Maryland, cropped version...

Abraham Lincoln with, from left: Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps.; Gen. George B. McClellan; Scout Adams; Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director; an unidentified person; and standing be... more

[Gardner portrait of Lincoln.]

[Gardner portrait of Lincoln.]

Meserve no. 59. A photograph made by Alexander Gardner in Washington November 15, 1863. (From the Photographic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln Memorial University; The Meserve Collection, 1941.)

[President Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[President Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Copy negative was made from a photograph in a private collection. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 77 Meserve, 59 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton... more

Abraham Lincoln as a father. [Portrait of Lincoln and Tad.]

Abraham Lincoln as a father. [Portrait of Lincoln and Tad.]

'Yours truly A. Lincoln' [facsimile signature].

Lincoln and the drummer boy, [Knapp portrait].

Lincoln and the drummer boy, [Knapp portrait].

The boy advanced and with bowed head and timid accents said I have no Mother, no Father and bursting into tears-Nobody cares for me.

Abigail Smith Adams

Abigail Smith Adams

1/2 length, facing right. 13831Cp2s-2 U.S. Copyright Office Photo by Chester A. Lawrence, Dorchester, Mass., of painting by Gilbert Stuart. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption c... more

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces, from the American Indian Chiefs series (N36) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces, from the American Indian Chiefs series (N36)...

Trade cards from the "American Indian Chiefs" series (N36), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Series N36 reproduces the cards from N2 in a larger size. Issued by Al... more

Chief Joseph, from the Indian Chiefs series (N681) promoting Old Fashion Fine Cut Tobacco

Chief Joseph, from the Indian Chiefs series (N681) promoting Old Fashi...

Trade cards from the "Indian Chiefs" series (N681), issued ca. 1888 to promote Old Fashion Fine Cut Tobacco.

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing...

Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. One of several poses from that day. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the pec... more

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces, from the American Indian Chiefs series (N2) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces, from the American Indian Chiefs series (N2) ...

Trade cards from the "American Indian Chiefs" series (N2), issued in 1888 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Photo shows Lincoln in a print made from a negative taken by Alexander Hesler, Springfield, Illinois, June 3, 1860. Lincoln said of this portrait: "That looks better and expresses me better than any I have ever... more

The Old Kitchen in Cottage of John & Abigail Adams

The Old Kitchen in Cottage of John & Abigail Adams

Two rocking chairs by fireplace with cooking pots. 22966Cp2s-1 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by Quincy Historical Society, owner. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption c... more

Entrance to Cottage of John & Abigail Adams

Entrance to Cottage of John & Abigail Adams

Doorway. 22964Cp2s-2 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by Quincy Historical Society, owner. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Mass. Q-; Photog. Index; Pre... more

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces

Reproduction of bust-length portrait painting by E.A. Burbank. Copyright by W. Scott Thurber. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Chief Joseph, ca. 1840-1904]

[Chief Joseph, ca. 1840-1904]

Half lgth., facing front. H18700 U.S. Copyright Office Photoprint by Rudolph B. Scott, Spokane, Wash, 1899 Oct. 17. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York]

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, ...

Illus. in: Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller / Elizabeth Smith Miller. New York : Geneva, 1897-1911, section 16, no. 9, p. 47. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collectio... more

[Children with sailboats at Reflecting Pool; Lincoln Memorial in background, Washington, D.C.]

[Children with sailboats at Reflecting Pool; Lincoln Memorial in backg...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: Recreation. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). No. 25325. French album, no. 610. Caption card t... more

[Eleanor Roosevelt, full-length portrait, standing at bottom of the Grand Staircase in the White House, facing left]

[Eleanor Roosevelt, full-length portrait, standing at bottom of the Gr...

Inscribed: To Ambassador Josephus Daniels with affectionate regard F Eleanor Roosevelt. Date and location based on White House Web site, Entrance Hall History. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. Title devised ... more

[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Elizabeth, holding umbrella, in automobile, leaving station for the White House]

[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Elizabeth, holding umbrella, in auto...

Title devised by Library staff. Acme Newpictures, Inc. photo. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Eleanor Roosevelt Chatting with Injured Naval Man

Eleanor Roosevelt Chatting with Injured Naval Man

This photograph depicts Eleanor Roosevelt chatting with Private First Class Robert Kiernam and Private First Class Robert Coles, who were joking about their injuries. Publicity Interviews

[Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella with manager Leo Durocher]

[Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella with manager Leo Durocher]

Front cover illustration showing baseball players Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, with manager Leo Durocher standing between them and pointing with his left hand.

Eleanor Roosevelt Visits U.S. Information Center in Stockholm, Sweden

Eleanor Roosevelt Visits U.S. Information Center in Stockholm, Sweden

Original caption: Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt chatting with Miss Dorothy Spofford, librarian at the U.S. Information Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Photograph of Jackie Robinson, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Comedian Joe E. Brown at the White House
Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing the crowd during the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing the crowd during t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Caption: Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the March on Washington. It was during this address that he made his "... more

Dusk view of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Dusk view of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capito...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Our treasured monuments at night, Washington D.C.

Our treasured monuments at night, Washington D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Martin Luther King, Jr., inscription at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama

Martin Luther King, Jr., inscription at the Civil Rights Memorial in M...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the Franklin Delano Roosevel...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Daniel Chester French's statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Daniel Chester French's statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memor...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Statues by sculptor James Earle Fraser outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Statues by sculptor James Earle Fraser outside the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The one on the left, in the foreground, is a female fig... more

Statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the Franklin Delano Roosevel...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Fort McHenry, the place where Francis Scott Key observed that the "flag was still there" and wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" following an engagement with the invading British during the War of 1812. Baltimore, Maryland

Fort McHenry, the place where Francis Scott Key observed that the "fla...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Monument to Francis Scott Key in San Francisco, California

Monument to Francis Scott Key in San Francisco, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

A night scene of the Marine Corps War Memorial with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol in the background

A night scene of the Marine Corps War Memorial with the Lincoln Memori...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Night scene of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol with high beam spotlights pointed at the sky. This scene brought the Inauguration Day celebration to a close

Night scene of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

Night scene of the fireworks on the mall that brought the Inauguration Day celebration to close. In this scene you can see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol

Night scene of the fireworks on the mall that brought the Inauguration...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

Presidential helicopter in flight to Camp David, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background

Presidential helicopter in flight to Camp David, with the Lincoln Memo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn Release Status: Releas... more

An aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building

An aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Deal Toney Release Status... more

MARTIN LUTHER KING CLIP REEL

MARTIN LUTHER KING CLIP REEL

1986 ARC Identifier 54547 / Local Identifier 306.9479. NINE SHORT STORIES ON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., ARE PACKAGED FOR FEBRUARY'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH. STORIES INCLUDE: KING HOLIDAY; MLK/WREATH-LAYING; JACKSON/... more

A night scene of the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial with Fourth of July fireworks exploding in the background. The U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial can also be seen in the background

A night scene of the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial with Fourth of Jul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ph2 Robert K. Hamilton Release Status: Released to... more

A view from across the Potomac River of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and United States Capitol

A view from across the Potomac River of the Lincoln Memorial, Washingt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN L. Smith Release Status: Release... more

Members of the Joint Service Ceremonial Guard rehearse at the Lincoln Memorial prior to the inaugural opening ceremony for President-elect George H.W. Bush

Members of the Joint Service Ceremonial Guard rehearse at the Lincoln ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are ablaze with light for the opening inaugural ceremonies in honor of George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States

The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Charles Reger Release Stat... more

The statue of Abraham Lincoln overshadows the Joint Ceremonial Honor Guard during the inaugural opening ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial in honor of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States

The statue of Abraham Lincoln overshadows the Joint Ceremonial Honor G...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: R... more

Fireworks provide the backdrop for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol during the opening inaugural ceremonies in honor of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States

Fireworks provide the backdrop for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Charles Reger Release Status: R... more

US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team members perform during Inauguration Day opening ceremony held at Lincoln Memorial in honor of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States

US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team members perform during Inaugurat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Joe Myeress, USN Release Status: ... more

An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. It was here, in August 1814, that Francis Scott Key wrote the National 'Anthem at dawn's early light after he had watched British naval forces bombard the fort all night long without forcing its surrender. The American defends unfurled a large American flag and the British Admiral in charge gave up and sailed home

An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baltimore State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marty Goppert/Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Re... more

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Entering James Webb's Cabin

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Entering James Webb's Cabi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A leafy branch hangs over James Webb's rustic log cabin, which a white-haired man enters. Location: Location: Maryland Status: Public ... more

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Leverton Safe House

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Leverton Safe House

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The lush but short crops surrounding Jacob Leverton's safe house would have offered little coverage for Underground Railroad travelers a... more

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Choptank Settlement Plaque

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Choptank Settlement Plaque

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A sign details the native American history of the small garden park on the Choptank River. Location: Location: Maryland Status: Public... more

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Running Through Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Headstones

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - Running Through Mt. Pleasa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Among the graves of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, a Harriet Tubman re-enactor flees through the headstones and wet grass to freedom. Locat... more