Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)

Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Government Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
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*This product is Unit 2 of 3

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Unit 2: Government-How Our Community Runs (Unit 2 of 3)

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Special Notes:

-You will not find traditional tests and worksheets with this product since the social studies standards are heavy on inquiry-based learning. The lessons in this unit are designed to put the learning in the hands of the students while the teacher is the facilitator; therefore, they are rigorous in nature. This unit contains tasks and lesson sequences that are for teachers ready to try inquiry-based learning.

-This unit can be used as is, or can supplement your existing curriculum. Some, not all, items are EDITABLE. Most lesson tasks are EDITABLE word documents in order to fit your students' needs.

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Curriculum Design Notes:

The unit is designed using the Backward Design curriculum model.
1. Start at the standards
2. Design assessment
3. Design instructional components that teach what is being assessed (Instruction focuses on inquiry-based learning, the hallmark of the social studies standards.)

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This unit bundle contains:

1) Standards Alignment Page:
-it details what Social Studies standards, as well as what ELA Anchoring standards, Science Practices, and Math Practices are intertwined
2) Pacing Guide:
-it shows suggested yearly curriculum pacing (Pacing can be adjusted to fit your students' needs.)
3) Unit Overview:
-this is a document that gives a brief overview of all three units (The other two unit materials and lessons are not included.)
4) EDITABLE Essential Questions:
-overarching questions for the unit are noted on the unit plan document
5) Vocabulary Journal:
-this is a student document that is specific to each unit


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General items for the unit's lessons:

1. Student Talk Cards:
-question stems to promote student discourse (can be used with any lesson)
2. EDITABLE Our Group Rubric:
-a rubric for students to fill out that helps them evaluate their own group work (can be used with any lesson)
3. Voice-o-Meter:
-a visual prompt that is great for helping students maintain the appropriate noise level during group activities (can be used with any lesson)
4. EDITABLE I Wonder Page:
-could be used on a bulletin board to engage students in the new topic (can be used with any lesson)

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Included on ALL lesson plans:

Lesson Sequence Format-The lesson plan format is based upon the 5Es.
• Step 1: Engage
• Step 2: Explore
• Step 3: Explain
• Step 4: Elaborate
• Step 5: Evaluate

***The 5 Es lesson sequence includes suggestions for facilitation. Each lesson gives suggested techniques on moving to a lesson format that is student-led and facilitated by the teacher. (You will need to provide your students with the appropriate amount of scaffolding, if necessary.)***

1. Suggested lesson pacing noted (Pacing can be adjusted to fit your students' needs.)
2. Targeted and additional standards are listed
3. Assessments (formative and summative) are listed
4. Target(s)/I can statement(s) are noted
5. Standards-aligned vocabulary are listed
6. Possible teacher questions are noted
7. Materials needed are noted
8. Suggested teacher reads are listed (Other similar books can be substituted if you don’t have the suggested ones.)


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Unit 2: Specific Content

Targeted Standards:

 SS.CV.1.2-explain what governments are and
some of their functions (e.g. making and
enforcing laws, protecting citizens, and
collecting taxes)
 SS.CV.2.2-describe how communities work to
accomplish common tasks, establish
responsibilities, and fulfill roles of authority

Lesson 1: What a Government Does

Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources pertaining to government
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: government, laws, citizens,
taxes
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): classroom bill of rights task (a kid friendy tangible way for students to understand rules/laws)

Lesson 2: Working Together


Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources pertaining to working together
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: community, tasks,
responsibilities, authority
-Smart Board: slide (a PowerPoint version is also included)
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): my classroom plan task (a way to get students to work together for a common cause)


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Lessons are also sold separately. You can find individual social studies lessons here:


Geography Lessons:
Geography Lesson-Creating and Using Maps
Geography Lesson-My Community’s Characteristics
Geogrpahy Lesson-Using Resources
Geography Lesson-Changes Over Time

Government Lessons:
Government Lesson-What a Government Does
Government Lesson-Working Together

Economics Lessons:
Economics Lesson-My Choices
Economics Lesson-Buying and Selling
Economics Lesson-Comparing Goods and Services
Economics Lesson-Saving and Spending


Unit bundles can be found here:
Geography Unit-What Our Community Looks Like
Government Unit-How Our Community Runs
Economics Unit-Money and Our Community


The second grade social studies curriculum (3 units, 10 lessons total) can be found here:
Second Grade Social Studies Curriculum

If you are looking for resources for all second grade subjects, check out my Second Grade MEGA Bundle.
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Teaching Duration
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