Global Communities: Grade 2 Ontario Social Studies PRINT & DIGITAL Slides

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Global Communities for Grade 2 Ontario social studies curriculum (People and Envirnoments)! Printable (PDF) and Digital Force Copy Link for Google Slides included!

This unit is designed to help your young learners begin using the inquiry approach. The research and inquiry aspects are guided and prompted (more open ended options are also included!) to help young learners find success with the inquiry model.

DID SOMEONE SAY *DIGITAL*! Newly updated!! Select student pages are now included for use with Google Slides! 100 Interactive Slides to help your virtual learning! Check out the preview VIDEO for digital samples and details. (Please note, some pages, teachers notes and others are only available in the PDF). Student ready (locked text) and Editable (unlocked where allowed/possible) options provided. DIGITAL UPDATE redownload to get the goodies!


★ Intro activities:

-4 anchor chart headers with question prompts

-16 photos for discussion (2 per continent, 4 for Asia)

★ Continents, Countries and Oceans

-Anchor Charts (x5)

-Matching activity/game (2 pages + answer key)

-Student response sheet

★ Mapping and Location

-Anchor Chart

-Game/Classroom signs

-Student response sheet

★ Location, Physical Features and Climate

- Anchor Chart

-Conversation cubes (x2)

-Student response sheet

-Google Earth Activity

★ Letters from Children Around the World

-Letters, one per continent (except Antarctica) -6

-Mailman Craftivity (one cover + one response for each letter)

-Polaroids & “Instasnap” pictures (one for each letter)

-Checklist for assessment

★ Research Project

-Anchor Charts (x9)

-Guided/prompted Research Sheets (With questions on each

page to help your students focus their research)- 4 sheets (see preview for sample!)

Additional research sheets (blank, sample provided to allow for deeper inquiry or differentiation) – 6 sheets

-Website suggestions (National Geographic Kids) with student friendly information

★ Presenting Research Findings

-Instructions and pictures of Research Kiosk Final project

-Guided/Prompted Foldies with questions provided- 11 sheets

Blank Foldies (for differentiation or deeper inquiry/focus)- 6 sheets

-Brochure Template (2 pages)

-Brochure & Kiosk Checklist for assessment

★ Passport for Student Reflection

For Student reflection after viewing presentation kiosks.

-Title page

-Identification page

-Community info page

-Student reflection page

-Stamps page

-Passport checklist for assessment

★ Word Wall

-18 terms

-Mini Dictionary cover and definition page

★ Big Ideas and Framing Questions

-Full page Anchor charts (3 big ideas + 4 framing questions)

-One page written response pages (one for each

framing question from curriculum)- 4 sheets

-Checklist for assessment

Check out the preview to see an overview of all the pieces, activities, photos and student resources available!

Note: Inquiry anchor charts and research model same content as grade 3 (14 pages) and some same organizers (blank ones), clipart and backgrounds changed to match theme of this unit.

Note: Internet required to access the suggested webpages included National Geographic Kids, YouTube and Google Earth.

Looking for the other strand? Click here for Grade 2 Changing Family and Community Traditions

French Edition: Available here!

Teaching a 2/3 Combined (split) class? Check out My Combined Grades Companion

Grade 3 Social Studies units also available for the new Ontario Curriculum in my TPT store!

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