Second Grade SS Lessons

Theme:  People Working Together

 

History

 

Content Statement #1.  Time can be shown graphically on calendars and timelines.

 

Online Timeline Maker

Family Timeline

Personalized Timelines

Vertical Timeline Maker

Horizontal Timeline Maker

 

Content Statement #2.  Change over time can be shown with artifacts, maps, and photographs.

 

Studying Changes of Native Americans over Time

Cave Art

 

Content Statement #3.  Science and technology have changed daily life.

 

Inventions 1:  Edison and the Light Bulb

Inventions 2:  The Impact

 

Content Statement #4.  Biographies can show how peoples’ actions have shaped the world in which we live.

 

Portrait of a Hero

Anne Frank:  Writer

 

Geography

 

Content Statement #5.  Maps and their symbols can be interpreted to answer questions about location of places.

 

Map Your Schoolyard

Map Symbols

Mapping Storybooks

Park Map

 

Content Statement #6.  The work that people do is impacted by the distinctive human and physical characteristics in the place where they live.

 

Why People Move

 

Content Statement #7.  Human activities alter the physical environment, both positively and negatively.

 

Human Adaptations to the Physical Characteristics of a Community

Protecting Our Planet

Powerpoint on Humans Impact on the Environment

 

Content Statement #8.  Cultures develop in unique ways, in part through the influence of the physical environment.

 

How People Adapted to Environments

Geographic Features and Human Settlement

 

Content Statement #9.  Interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life.

 

 

 

Government

 

Content Statement #10.  Personal accountability includes making responsible choices, taking responsibility for personal actions and respecting others.

 

Our School is a Community

Why Do We Need Rules?

Rules and Laws

 

Content Statement #11.  Groups are accountable for choices they make and actions they take.

 

Content Statement #12.  There are different rules that govern behavior in different settings.

 

Creating Classroom Rules

 

 

Economics

 

Content Statement #13.  Information displayed on bar graphs can be used to compare quantities.

 

Bar Graph Activity 1

Bar Graph Activity 2

Bar Graph Printouts

 

Content Statement #14.  Resources can be used in various ways.

 

Water, Water Everywhere

Everything Comes from Something

 

Content Statement #15.  Most people around the world work in jobs in which they produce specific goods and services.

 

Everyone Works

What Do People Do?

Delivering the Goods

Simple Simon Meets a Producer

 

Content Statement #16.  People use money to buy and sell goods and services.

 

Funny Money or Phony Money

Market to Market

 

Content Statement #17.  People earn income by working.

 

We Can Earn Money (or) Working Hard for a Living