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People and Environments: Global Communities Grade 2 Ontario Social Studies

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Are you ready to go on a whirlwind trip around the world this term? Are your students engaged when using technology? Are you looking for low-prep but high interest activities? If so, then People and Environments: Global Communities is the perfect resource for you!

This is a jam-packed unit (197 pages and counting!) full of fun and rich learning experiences that require minimum advance preparation. This Inquiry-Based resource has been tried and tested in Grade 2 classrooms with great success and is meant to compliment and supplement your current program. This resource includes the tools you need to help your students become independent researchers during Social Studies. Check out the preview above!

Teachers love the hands-on activities like Inquiry Sticks™ and interactive notebooks, the picture book activities with literacy connections, the colourful country collages, globe Post-it note activities, media links to the best websites out there, ready-to-go research QR codes, Venn diagrams and graphic organizers, World Food Passport, cute crafts and simple handouts that are easy to read and require minimum writing.

Included are rubrics and observation pages that can be used for both formal and informal opportunities to reflect, discuss, explore, and compare communities around the world. This unit includes teaching tips and tricks, over 20 click and show links and each page references which curriculum expectation is covered in the top right hand corner. Most activities can easily be used during Literacy Centers or in a combined 1/2 or 2/3 class during your Language Block.

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This unit covers the following Ontario Grade 2 Social Studies Curriculum Expectations:

Understanding Context: Physical Features and Communities B3.1 | B3.2 | B3.3 | B3.4 | B3.5 | B3.6 | B3.7

Inquiry: Natural Environments and Ways of Life B2.1 | B2.2

Application: Variations in Global Communities B1.1

Thank you for taking an interest in this unit. I'm hopeful it will be a HUGE time and sanity saver for you this term! Please ask any questions before purchasing by using the Q&A feature or emailing me at primarypatch@gmail.com.

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Keywords: Ontario Curriculum, Grade 2, Social Studies, People and Environments, Global Communities, Continents, Communities around the World, Inquiry Based, Hands-on learning

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197 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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