This Long Ago and Today Social Studies unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. Students are asked to compare and contrast today and long ago and sequence events. This unit includes a strong home and school connection.
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Includes the following components for an in-depth unit:
► Vocabulary cards in two formats
► 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 sentence frames,
(2) by asking students to write two sentences, or even
(3) write an entire paragraph
The writing activities with "Artifacts Long Ago & Now" help prepare students for a similar writing activity in the "Grandparent Interview" by providing similar sentence frames for compare and contrast.
Most of the pages have both a primary and intermediate line option, except the pages sent home, which include 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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