2nd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Bundle | Homeschool Compatible |

Tara West
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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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