2nd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Bundle

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    What is 2nd Grade Social Studies Curriculum?

    2nd Grade Social Studies Curriculum is an engaging social studies curriculum with young learners in mind! 2nd Grade Social Studies encourages young learners to think “outside the box” and prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences. 2nd Grade Social Studies is based upon five units: Government and Democracy, Historical Thinking, Geography, Cultures and Economics. Each unit is broken down to 10 lessons and each lesson can take from 1-2 days to complete. The units cover at least two weeks of instruction. The lesson plan has the listed objective, “I can” statement, vocabulary, detailed activity lesson plans and all necessary student follow-up practice sheets.

    2nd Grade Social Studies encourages a daily routine, but please know that as the teacher you can adjust the lessons and make them best work for your daily schedule and time allotment. Within each lesson the students will partake in a quick lesson opener, whole-group skill lesson and the students will take part in a follow-up task. Please note that all student follow-up practice sheets can be shrunk and placed into a student journal. You can also choose to have students track their daily activities in their journal with or without the included response sheets.

    What is included?

    - 2 weeks of lesson plans per unit (10 days of instruction)

    - Daily printable practice sheets

    - Vocabulary Cards

    - *Whiteboard* Books (1-2 books per unit)

    - Journal labels

    - Necessary cards/teaching add-ons

    - Crafts and SO much more (view the preview)

    What units are included?

    Unit One: Democracy and Government

    Unit Two: Historical Thinking

    Unit Three: Geography

    Unit Four: Cultures

    Unit Five: Economics

    Let's Take a Look at the Lessons!

    Unit 1: Democracy and Government

    Unit 1- Lesson 1: Citizens

    Unit 1- Lesson 2: American Symbols

    Unit 1- Lesson 3: Bill of Rights

    Unit 1- Lesson 4: Citizen Responsibilities

    Unit 1- Lesson 5: Laws

    Unit 1- Lesson 6: Democracy

    Unit 1- Lesson 7: Branches of Government

    Unit 1- Lesson 8: Government Officials

    Unit 1- Lesson 9: The President

    Unit 1- Lesson 10: Voting

    Essential Questions:

    *What characteristics make up an upstanding citizen?

    *What symbols are important to citizens in our community?

    *What are the 3 branches of government and what role does each branch play?

    *Why is it important for citizens to be informed? How do they influence their government?

    Unit 2: Historical Thinking

    Unit 2- Lesson 1: Thomas Edison

    Unit 2- Lesson 2: Benjamin Franklin

    Unit 2- Lesson 3: Alexander Bell

    Unit 2- Lesson 4: The Wright Brothers

    Unit 2- Lesson 5: Henry Ford

    Unit 2- Lesson 6: Helen Keller

    Unit 2- Lesson 7: Rosa Parks

    Unit 2- Lesson 8: Susan B. Anthony

    Unit 2- Lesson 9: Sacajawea

    Unit 2- Lesson 10: Amelia Earhart

    Essential Questions:

    *How have the lives of people changed throughout the course of history?

    *How do inventors impact the world?

    *Why is it important to learn about pioneers in their field?

    *How do pioneers impact the world around them?

    Unit 3: Geography

    Unit 3- Lesson 1: Seven Continents

    Unit 3- Lesson 2: Five Oceans

    Unit 3- Lesson 3: Longitude and Latitude

    Unit 3- Lesson 4: Cardinal Directions

    Unit 3- Lesson 5: Transportation

    Unit 3- Lesson 6: State Features

    Unit 3- Lesson 7: USA Physical Features

    Unit 3- Lesson 8: Map Key

    Unit 3- Lesson 9: Communities

    Unit 3- Lesson 10: Constructing a Map

    Essential Questions:
    *What are the continents and oceans of the world?

    *How has the advancement of transportation and communication facilitated the movement of people and goods  around the world?

    *What are the physical characteristics of the state I live in?

    *What features are important to include on a map?

    Unit 4: Cultures

    Unit 4- Lesson 1: Culture (define)

    Unit 4- Lesson 2: Folktales (African American)

    Unit 4- Lesson 3: Folktales (Native American)

    Unit 4- Lesson 4: Traditions

    Unit 4- Lesson 5: Cultural Food

    Unit 4- Lesson 6: Cultural Clothing

    Unit 4- Lesson 7: Cultural Housing

    Unit 4- Lesson 8: Cultural Games

    Unit 4- Lesson 9: Exploring Cultures

    Unit 4- Lesson 10: Exploring Cultures

    Essential Questions:
    *Why do cultures pass folktales from generation to generation?

    *What is culture?

    *How are cultures similar and different?

    *What is important to me and my culture?

    Unit 5: Economics

    Unit 5- Lesson 1: Goods

    Unit 5- Lesson 2: Services

    Unit 5- Lesson 3: Producers

    Unit 5- Lesson 4: Consumption and Production

    Unit 5- Lesson 5: Cost-Benefit

    Unit 5- Lesson 6: Scarcity

    Unit 5- Lesson 7: Saving

    Unit 5- Lesson 8: Income/Wages

    Unit 5- Lesson 9: Labor

    Unit 5- Lesson 10: Money System

    Essential Questions:
    *What is the relationship between producers and consumers?

    *What is economy?

    *Why is it important to have a job?

    *What determines the cost of a product or service?

    What about the standards?

    There is no one set of standards for social studies. This unit has been based upon the compilation of many state standards. Those state standards were cross-checked to verify the most common occurring standards. If you have specific standards questions please reference the detailed lesson overview list above and/or email littlemindsatworkllc@gmail.com

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