This Collection Includes Long Range Plans for Semester #1 Only (**Semester #2 Coming Soon**)
How to Use this Resource:
This lesson plan collection (Semester 1 + Semester 2) includes 1 hour lessons that cover EVERY Common Core State Standard for 2nd Grade Social Studies (and several 2nd Grade Science Standards).
The collection is divided into nine units (Semester #1 only includes Units 1-5). Units may be rearranged, expanded, or concentrated; however, some activities rely on particular holidays or seasons.
Unit One: Civics
Unit Two: Geography
Unit Three: Habitats and Animals
Unit Four: Native American History
Unit Five: Holidays Around the World
Unit Six: Black History Month
Unit Seven: Health and Nutrition
Unit Eight: Environmental Awareness
Unit Nine: The Water Cycle
The FULL collection includes 33 weeks of 3-day plans, leaving holidays and benchmark testing periods open.
(Semester #1 only includes 17 weeks of plans)
Each lesson is designed for a 60 minute block and includes optional activities for Enrichment and Intervention. The lesson format includes the following:
Common Core State Standards
Student Friendly Objectives
Depth of Knowledge
Assessment (last lesson of each unit or subunit only)
Enrichment & Intervention
Assessments are outlined for each standard or standard cluster at the close of each unit. Most assessment grades are derived from project completion or student conferencing checklists. General rubrics are included.
The standards listed for each lesson focus on Social Studies and Science; however many standards in Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening also apply.
Appendix Items (worksheets, game cards, etc.) are highlighted and sold separately by Crafty Cristal for $1.00.
Many optional lesson interventions require the use of Okapi Leveled Readers. These readers can be easily substituted for other materials that correspond with the topic of the unit.
Many whole-group lessons include videos from the online resource BrainPop Jr., which requires a subscription.