God created many people in the world, with different cultures, languages, and religions. These factors change and vary geographically and continuously throughout time. Paul exhorts us to be all things to all people. Social studies gives students a chance to learn about “all people”. Learning about the world, the different countries with their history and cultures prepares them to make wise choices for their countries and the future.
In second grade social studies students will learn about interaction within different environments (school, home, community, country), working together cooperatively in community, people in history and how things change, how to be a good citizen, family history and community celebrations. They will also learn map skills.
Scholastic Success With Maps, Grade 2 (2002)
Harcourt Brace Social Studies – Making a Difference (2002)
Map Skills Workbooks
Harcourt Brace Social Studies – Making a Difference Activity Book and Assessment Program
My Community – A Complete Thematic Unit, Evan Moor Corp.
45 minutes per day 4 days a week
Understanding different map sizes, globes, map keys, cardinal directions, map symbols, map grids, continents and oceans map, city maps, road maps, land forms, bodies of water, borders, state map, country map and world map.
Students will learn about interaction within different environments (school, home, community, country) by making a poster of their home countries, working together cooperatively in community through making bread and having a store to study producers and consumers. They will learn about people in history and how things change through going to the Malang museum to see changes in the city, how to be a good citizen through voting for a class leader and a citizen of the day board. They will learn about family history and community celebrations through making a poster about their ancestry and family traditions.
Student participation, teacher observation, daily work, reports and tests.