Second Grade History and Social Science

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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2nd Grade Refrigerator Cards SOL Home Review of 2nd Grade Social Science
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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VDOE SOL Resources VDOE Recommended Resources
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Primary Source Learning Work with images of real documents to question, think and gather knowledge
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Rockingham County Public Schools Social Studies 2nd grade resources
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Prince William County Suggested Activities Contains suggested activities for each objective
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
Zoom into Maps This activity introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections.



2.1 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language. 

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
Egypt Discussion Smartboard activity to review key Egypt concepts
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Egypt China Graphic Organizer Venn diagram similarities and differences
China Jeopardy 1 Gameshow format review
China Jeopardy 2 Gameshow format review
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Ancient Egypt Pre-assessment and essential knowledge review
Egypt Jeopardy Gameshow format review
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Vocabulary Pair It! Review ancient civilization vocabulary
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Ancient Civilizations One stop resource about Ancient China and Egypt - several activites and links are posted
Egyptian Name Translator Write your name with hieroglyphics
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Walk the Wall Walk the Great Wall of China
My China PowerPoint Template for creating a PowerPoint presentation on China
Make Your Chinese Name Find your Chinese name and Chinese Zodiac sign
My Egypt PowerPoint Template for creating a PowerPoint presentation on Egypt

2.2  The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
American Indian Jeopardy Gameshow review format
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Native American Review Fill in the blank questions to review key concepts
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Native American Template Students edit the PowerPoint to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts
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Native American Triple Venn Sort Compare and contrast characteristics and contributions of First Americans - Sample
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Powhatan Review tribes, homes, transportaion, food and occupations
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Pueblo Review tribes, homes, transportaion, food and occupations
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Sioux Review tribes, homes, transportaion, food and occupations
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Lakota Review tribes, homes, transportaion, food and occupations
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Native American Pair It! Review the Native American groups
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Different Tribes, Different Names Who were the first Americans?
Plains Indians Information on Plains Indians
Southwest Native Americans Information on Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, and Zuni Indians
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Native American Review Review of Powhatan, Sioux, and Pueblo Indians
Different Tribes, Different Times Compares daily life of Native American tribes from different regions and times

2.3 The student will identify and compare changes in community life over time in terms of buildings, jobs, transportation, and population.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Communities - Past, Present and Future Created by students
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Build a Neighborhood What kind of neighborhood do you want to build?
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Jobs in the Neighborhood Read and match the worker to the job

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2.4 The student will develop map skills by a) locating the United States, China, and Egypt on world maps; b) understanding the relationship between the environment and the culture of ancient China and Egypt; c) locating the regions of the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Indians on United States maps; d) understanding the relationship between the environment and the culture of the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Indians.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Second Grade Map Second Grade Map

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2.5 The student will develop map skills by a) locating the equator, the seven continents, and the five oceans on maps and globes; b) locating selected rivers (James River, Mississippi River, Rio Grande, Huang He, and Nile River), mountain ranges (Appalachian Mountains and Rocky Mountains), and lakes (Great Lakes) in the United States and other countries.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
Suffolk Squares Locate continents and oceans in a gameshow format
All About World Geography Tutorial and activities
Continent Assembler These seven maps of the continents got accidentally torn. Help put them back together.
Continents and Oceans Online multiple choice quiz
Maps and Geography Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Continents and Oceans Drag and drop activity

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2.6 The student will demonstrate map skills by constructing simple maps, using title, map legend, and compass rose.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
Geography Online multiple choice quiz

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2.7 The student will describe the differences between natural resources (water, soil, wood, and coal), human resources (people at work), and capital resources (machines, tools, and buildings).

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
Economics Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Choose It! Economics Review Gameshow style review game with 3 levels of play
Three Main Types of Resources Sorting activity
Does the Crocodile Hunter Hunt Crocs? Drag and drop activity
Producers Use Resources Drag the producers to the resources they use
Economics Terms
Economics
Economics SOL Quiz
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Three Main Types of Resources Sorting activity
Acquiring Goods and Services Review activity
Goods and Services Quiz

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2.8 The student will distinguish between the use of barter and the use of money in the exchange for goods and services.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Barter and Trade Sorting activity
Barter and Money Essential knowledge

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2.9 The student will explain that scarcity (limited resources) requires people to make choices about producing and consuming goods and services.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
How People Make Things This video and accompanying photographs developed for the PBS Mr. Rogers series show how sneakers, plates, construction paper, wagons and other goods are made.
Let's Find a Deal! Drag each person to the column that best reflects their activity
Simple Simon (flash file)
Simple Simon Questions
Activity that helps children distinguish between consumers and producers
Mountain O'Wishes Economic activity on scarcity and opportunity cost
Limited Resources Essential Knowledge

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2.10 The student will explain the responsibilities of a good citizen, with emphasis on a) respecting and protecting the rights and property of others; b) taking part in the voting process when making classroom decisions; c) describing actions that can improve the school and community; d) demonstrating self-discipline and self-reliance; e) practicing honesty and trustworthiness.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content

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2.11 The student will identify George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as Americans whose contributions improved the lives of other Americans.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
Famous American Jeopardy Gameshow format review
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Famous Americans Review key concepts and take the quiz
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Big Board Famous Americans Gameshow format review
Famous Americans for 2nd Grade Pick the correct name for each picture
Abraham Lincoln Activities, pictures, test, treasure hunt
Helen Keller Kids' Museum Information, pictures, and video
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Who Am I? Review of famous Americans

2.12 The student will understand that the people of Virginia a) have state and local government officials who are elected by voters; b) have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, make contributions to their communities, and are united as Americans by common principles.

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US Diversity Notes Interactive Notes for vocabulary and content

Review

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2nd Grade Review (Cricket Activity) Review activity
Are You Smarter than a 2nd Grader? PowerPoint review activity
Review Cards Matching or cut and paste review cards
Fling the Teacher Social Studies Review Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!
2nd Grade Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Fling the Teacher Social Studies Review Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!
Fling the Teacher Social Studies Review II Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!
Choose It! Social Studies Review

Gameshow style review game with 3 levels of play

K-1 Review for Social Studies Fling the Teacher review game
Name It! Economics Review

Hangman style review game with 3 levels of play

2nd Grade Geography Review Online review game
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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets
2nd Grade Social Studies Review Review activity

 

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