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Is your Social Studies curriculum lacking in student engagement? Are your students unable to relate to the history or other social studies lessons? Through this Long Ago and Today Social Studies unit, students learn how their lives relate to people and events long ago. They compare and contrast their lives today to life long ago and learn the sequence of events. The engaging activities foster a strong home and school connection.
The unit is differentiated for students who need more scaffolding or for those that don’t need as much assistance.
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The unit includes:
► Vocabulary cards in two formats
► An in-depth article with fact sort, comprehension questions, and QR codes
► Mini-book that supports the article and compare and contrast artifacts.
► Compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today: sort, interactive notebook component, and scaffolded compare and contrast pages
► Family Tree & Grandparent (or older relative) interview: includes comparing students' lives to their grandparents' lives.
► Timeline: students choose important events in their own lives.
The parent letters come with both an English and Spanish translations.
The writing activities are scaffolded in three ways:
(1) With complete the sentence frames
(2) Short, blank lines for students to write two or more sentences
(3) A large section of blank lines for students to write a paragraph
The writing activities with "Artifacts Long Ago & Now" prepare students for the "Grandparent Interview" writing activity by providing similar sentence frames for compare and contrast.
Most of the pages have both a primary and intermediate line option, except the Family Tree and Grandparent Interview.
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The unit is geared toward second grade and aligned with California Social Studies Social Studies Standards, but can be used in other grades / states as needed.
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