I originally created this activity packet to correspond with the 2nd grade Social Studies book by Scott Foresman (Unit 1 - Where We Live). However, I have also used parts of it at the beginning of the school year to reinforce classroom management and in English/ Language Arts class for writing lessons.
Table of Contents
Activity #1 – Writing Rules
Have students write at least 5 rules or less to differentiate instruction. Students can also work individually or in groups.
Activity #2 – Illustrating Rules
Use the scenario cards with the first 2 activities. Copy enough cards for your class on colored cardstock and have students draw a card out of a jar. I have used these handouts at the beginning of the school year and during social studies.
Activity #3 – Venn Diagram (suburb and rural)
Activity #4 – Venn Diagram (urban and rural)
Activity #5 – Cross Word Puzzle
Activity #6 – My Neighborhood Writing Assignment
This writing assignment is also a great story starter for homework or warm-up.
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