Changing Family and Community Traditions: Grade 2 Ontario Social Studies

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Changing Family and Community Traditions cross curricular unit for the new Social Studies Curriculum…created in mind to help busy Grade 2 teachers fit it all in!

NEW NOVEMBER 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 12 page Outer Space themed Family Tree Craftivity added to go along with expectation A3.5
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My bestseller includes over 130 pages of fun, hands-on, interactive and cross curricular learning activities, based on the new Inquiry-Based Learning approach. Read the positive feedback that other teachers have left in the comments section below.

Please have a look at the 7 page preview to see most of what’s included.

Unit Summary:


Framing Questions (3x)
Big Ideas (3x)
Family Types (9x)
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Key Vocabulary (3x)
I Can Statements (x6)

Interactive Notebook:
Family Types (x9)
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

65 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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Changing Family and Community Traditions: Grade 2 Ontario
Changing Family and Community Traditions: Grade 2 Ontario
Changing Family and Community Traditions: Grade 2 Ontario
Changing Family and Community Traditions: Grade 2 Ontario