HARCOURT SOCIAL STUDIES: SECOND GRADE
Unit 4: PEOPLE LONG AGO
An in-depth assessment with answer key for people long ago - assessing timelines, holidays, native americans, past, present, future, and more.
Standard 8.1: Historical Analysis & Skills Development
• 8.1.2.A: Read and interpret information on simple timelines.
• 8.1.2.B: Identify documents relating to an event.
• 8.1.2.C: Apply sources of historical information.
Standard 8.3: United States History: History is the story of how people and places change over time.
• 8.3.2.A: Identify groups and organizations and their contributions to the U.S.
• 8.3.2.B: Identify American artifacts and their importance in American History.
• 8.3.2.D: Demonstrate an understanding of how different groups describe the same event or situation.
District Standards (Common Core)
Standard 1.2: Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand and respond to informational text- with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
• CC.1.2.2.B: Ask and answer questions such as who, what, when, where, why and how to demonstrate understandings of key details in a text.
• CC.1.2.2.C: Describe the connection between a series of events, concepts or steps in a procedure within a text.
• CC.1.2.2.F: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text including multiple-meaning words.
Standard 1.5: Speaking and Listening: Students present appropriately in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond intelligently as individuals or in group discussions.
• CC.1.5.2.A: Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
• CC.1.5.2.B: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
• CC.1.5.2.D: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
• CC.1.5.2.F: Add drawings or other visual displays to presentations when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Enduring Understandings & Concepts
• Students will...
• Understand that over time, people, place, and things change and some stay the same.
• Understand the concept of time in terms of past, present, and future.
• Recognize that Native Americans were the first groups of people that lived in North America and how they met their needs.
• Understand events and important people in early American History.
• Place important events on a timeline and describe their order.
• Identify symbols and landmarks or our country’s heritage and their meaning
• Identify national heroes, legends, and holidays and their significance.
• How do people and places change over time?
• What do we know about the people who lived in North America long ago?
• How did our country get its’ independence?
• How do we honor our American Heritage?
• How do we honor people and events in our country’s history?
• Students will know...
• the difference between past, present, and future
• key terms related to the unit
• important people, symbols, and landmarks in American History
• Native Americans in North America
• Students will be able to...
• Fill in the blank/match vocabulary words to their definitions
• Create a personal timeline
• Identify a hero and ways to honor them