2nd Grade Social Studies at a Glance
The mission of the social studies is to develop capable citizens who are empowered with knowledge, skills, and attitudes enabling them to make informed decisions in a culturally diverse and interdependent world. We use a mixture of project based learning and our textbook Harcourt Social Studies -People We Know to teach our second graders.
Quarter 1 Civics
Project: Service and Citizenship - The project varies each year. We also do a mock election each year to help them understand the voting process
Quarter 2 Economics
Project: Market Day - 2nd Quarter During the second quarter we establish a classroom economy. The students earnings will be used for market day at the end of the quarter
Quarter 3 History
Project: History Speaks! Students will choose a famous person from a list of choices and write a biography, create a background and dress up as the character. We will present our biographies to parents and community members. Parents walk around and drop a quarter in their bucket and students perform their speech.
Quarter 4 Geography
Project: Salt dough Landform Maps, Me on the Map