Changing Family Community Traditions: Grade 2 Social Studies | Distance Learning

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Changing Family and Community Traditions cross curricular unit for the Social Studies Curriculum…created in mind to help busy Grade 2 teachers fit it all in! COMPLETELY updated August 2018 with new fonts, new activities, picture book recommendations, new recording sheets, and so much more! Go re-download now for FREE :-)

NEW AUG 2018: New fonts, activities, teacher instructions, book recommendations, recording sheets, and more!

NEW FEB 2018: 10 updated Family Types posters

NEW NOV 2016: Bonus 12 page "Celebration Round-Up" added to go along with expectation A2.2. Your students will love this interactive and inquiry based activity that's perfect to kick-off the unit!

NEW SUMMER 2015: Bonus Outer Space themed Family Tree Craftivity added to go along with expectation A3.5

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Unit Summary:


Framing Questions (3x)

Big Ideas (3x)

Family Types (10x)

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Key Vocabulary (3x)

I Can Statements (x6)

Bulletin Board:

Love makes a Family

Interactive Notebook:

Family Types (x10)

Family Structure Comparison (x3)

Family Celebration Comparison (x3)

Family Fun

Family Celebration Fast Facts

Locate Countries of Family Significance on a Map

Oral Presentation:

Seasonal Celebration, double sided (Gr.2 Oral Communication Expectation 3.4)

Help Sheet to send home with example

Assessment Checkbric

Peer Tracking Pages for further inquiry

Family Interviews:

Sit down with a grandparent and learn about countries of family significance as well as past traditions and celebrations

Sit down with an adult and be interviewed about your favourite celebration

Media Literacy:

Create a Poster *computer access needed* (Gr.2 Media Literacy Expectation 3.4)


4 Seasons of Family Traditions (Gr. 2 Writing Expectation 2.1)

Family Themed Writing Pages

Cute Craftivity:

Secret Family Recipe-makes an excellent bulletin board display

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Unit Keepsake or Gift Idea:

Celebration Cookbook

World Food Adventure (in class):

Examine, sniff and maybe even taste, exotic foods from around the world using your World Food Passport

Kinesthetic Research Activities:

Library Treasure Hunt (x3)

Paper Bag Scoot-Learning on the Move

Field Trip Ideas or Homework Assignments:

Community Hot Spot: Religious Buildings

Community Hot Spot: Ethnic Restaurants

Assessment Pieces:

Unit Checkbric using “I Can” Statements

Oral Presentation Checkbric


70 Word Wall Words and 1 blank template

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Keywords: Social Studies, Family, Traditions, Celebrations, Interview, Media Literacy, Writing, Oral Presentation, Bulletin Board, Craftivity, Grade Two

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190 pages
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