This research unit integrates math, science, social studies, technology, and literacy while teaching students about countries around the world and economic principles.
This originally started as a country overview report for my 2nd grade students and has had a major update! Since then, I have been creating more open ended options for their reports simply so I can see their thinking and have an easy way to differentiate. Few things are better than seeing what they notice about the world!
Over 100 pages of Instructions, Lessons, Resources, Ready to Print Materials and Activities!
Brainstorming- Cover the Hemispheres Brainstorming, Choice Card, Map Challenge (4)
Research- Graphic organizers, (3 options) parent letter
Writing- Paragraph starts for drafts with tips of what to include for each paragraph (7) . Final report Covers (6) , Writing Paper (8 ), Resources (2), Rubric
Project Options- hallway display, KWL, Vocabulary A-Z, Flap book, Vocabulary interactive notebook (3 with inside pgs.), Country Poster, Brochures (2) Acrostic Poem, Venn Diagram (2), Notes for students to write during presentations, Goods Books, (2 versions)
Homework- instructions, postcard templates, Where is that from- list goods from home
Economics and Math – Using List for classroom lesson, Graphs Recording (5), labels for posters (2), Vocabulary (2), Population density lesson, Who would Win lesson, Who Would Win Response Sheets (2), Book Labels,
Writing Piece- Mentor text “I Know Here” Lesson Plans, Maps (2), Homework, writing Paper, Art
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