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1 2 nd Grade Social Studies Month Topic / Essential Question Measurement Topic / Benchmark August Community / Citizenship (as it applies to our school and classroom community) S3C1PO5: Recognize how students work together to achieve common goals. Essential Question: How do communities work? Why is it important to belong to a community? S3C4PO3: Describe the importance of students contributing to a community (e.g. helping others, working together, service projects) explain why communities have rules explain how to be a good citizen explain the school and classroom rules describe the importance of students contributing to a community (Labor Day) (Second Grade Timeline August)) understand why we recognize Labor Day as a understand why we celebrate Labor Day explain how Labor Day became a explain how a works September

2 Essential Question: What are the symbols that represent American culture and what do they represent? Topics: (Constitution Day) Government What is the U.S. Constitution? How does this document impact our lives today? What is government and how does it work? Why would people separate themselves from their country? S3C1PO1: Describe the history and meaning of national symbols, documents, songs, and monuments that represent American democracy and values. identify the American flag and explain what it stands for identify and explain specific National symbols recite the Pledge of Allegiance sing the National Anthem and explain the meaning S1C4PO6: Discuss how the need for a strong central government let to the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. S3C1PO2: Recognize that the U.S. Constitution provides the American people with common laws and protects their rights. S3C2PO1: Identify the three branches of national government as represented by the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. S3C2PO3: Recognize how Arizona and the other states combine to make a nation. S1C4PO2: Recognize dissatisfaction with England s rule was a key issue that led to the Revolutionary War. S1C4PO4: Discuss contributions of key people (e.g., George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin) in gaining independence during the Revolutionary War. S1C4PO5: Know that the United States became an independent country as a result of the Revolutionary War.

3 describe the U.S. Constitution as a document that provides the American people with common laws and protects their rights understand how the U.S. Constitution evolved explain the reasons the Colonists fought for their freedom identify the causes that led to the Revolutionary War identify and explain the function of the three branches of government define government describe the valuable contributions made by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson in gaining independence from England October (Second Grade Timeline September) American History (Westward Expansion) What is Westward Expansion? How did Westward Expansion impact our country? explain how a works S1C5PO1: Identify reasons (e.g., economic opportunity, political or religious freedom) for immigration to the United States S1C5PO2: Identify reasons (e.g., economic opportunities, forced removal) why people in the United States moved westward to territories or unclaimed lands. S1C5PO3: Discuss the experiences (e.g., leaving homeland, facing unknown challenges) of the pioneers as they journeyed west to settle new lands.

4 S1C5PO4: Describe how new forms of transportation and communication impacted the westward expansion of the United States: a. transportation (e.g., trails, turnpikes, canals, wagon trains, steamboats, railroads) b. communications (e.g., Pony Express telegraph) S1C5PO5: Discuss the effects (e.g., loss of land, depletion of the buffalo, establishment of reservations, government boarding schools) of Westward Expansion on Native Americans: S3C2PO3: Recognize how Arizona and the other states combine to make a nation. define Westward Expansion explain the reasons for Westward Expansion explain the outcomes of Westward Expansion describe the experiences pioneers underwent as they traveled to unknown territories (Second Grade Timeline October) November (Veterans Day) explain how a works

5 (Second Grade Timeline November) (Thanksgiving Day) understand why we recognize Veterans Day as a understand why we celebrate Veterans Day explain how Veterans Day became a explain how a works November & December How did the United States begin? How and why have things changed in the United States over time? understand why we recognize Thanksgiving Day as a understand why we celebrate Thanksgiving Day explain how Thanksgiving Day became a S1C6PO1: Recognize that people in different e.g. American colonies England, Mexico Spain) challenged their form of government, which resulted in conflict and change. S1C1PO5: Retell stories to describe past events, people, and places. S1C1PO3: Use primary source materials (e.g. photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g. encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and

6 December January (Second Grade Timeline December) (Civil Rights Day) events from the past. S1C4PO1: Recognize that American colonists and Native American groups lived in the area of the Thirteen Colonies that was ruled by England. S4C4PO4: Describe elements of culture (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) in a community of areas studied. identify the first inhabitants living in the United States compare the Native Americans and the Colonists describe what life was like in Colonial Times and compare it to today compare the 13 colonies to the current 50 states explain how a works understand why we recognize Civil Rights Day as a understand why we celebrate Civil Rights Day explain how Civil Rights Day became a S1C1PO1: Place important events in

7 (Second Grade Timeline January) Geography World History Why is it important to learn about Ancient civilizations? How does what took place thousands of years ago effect us today? explain how a works S4C4PO5: Discuss that Asian civilizations have changed from past to present. S2C1PO3: Recognize how archaeological research adds to our understanding of the past. S2C1PO4: Use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past. S2C2PO1: Recognize that civilizations developed in China, India, and Japan. S2C2PO2: Recognize how art (e.g., porcelain, poetry), architecture (e.g., pagodas, temples), and inventions (e.g., paper, fireworks) in Asia contributed to the development of their own and later civilizations. explain and locate the locations of various ancient civilizations explain various aspects of culture in ancient civilizations describe how people in ancient civilizations dressed describe what houses looked like in various ancient civilizations describe the kinds of food that people ate in various ancient civilizations describe the inventions and contributions made by various ancient civilizations

8 February (Presidents Day) March Government What is a government and how does it work? Who/what makes up a state? (Second Grade Timeline February) Landforms & Resources How do you use a map? What elements make up a map? understand why we recognize Presidents Day as a understand why we celebrate Presidents Day explain how Presidents Day became a S3C2PO3: Recognize how Arizona and the other states combine to make a nation. S3C2PO2: Identify current political leaders of the state and nation. locate Arizona on a map identify national, state, and local leaders explain how a works S4C1PO1: Recognize different types of maps (e.g. political, physical, thematic) serve various purposes. S4C1PO3: Construct a map of a familiar place (e.g., school, home, neighborhood, fictional place) that includes a title, a compass rose, symbols, and key (legend).

9 S4C1PO5: Recognize characteristics of human and physical features. S4C1PO6: Locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images, or globes. define a human map feature define a physical map feature identify characteristics of maps explain what a map is explain what a globe is demonstrate how to use a map/globe to locate places create a map of a familiar place (Second Grade Timeline March) April Community & Culture Economics What is a community? How are communities alike and different? What elements make up a community? How does an economy work? explain how a works S4C4PO3: Discuss the major economic activities and land use (e.g., natural resources, agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational) of areas studied. S5C1PO5: Compare the use of barter and money in the exchange for goods and services (e.g., trade a toy for candy, buying candy with money). S5C1PO6: Recognize that some goods are made in the local community and some are made in other parts of the world. S5C1PO7: Discuss how people can be both producers and consumers of goods and

10 services. S5C5PO1: Discuss costs and benefits of personal savings. S5C1PO1: Discuss how scarcity requires people to make choices due to their unlimited needs and wants with limited resources. S5C1PO2: Discuss that opportunity cost occurs when people make choices and something is given up (e.g., if you go to the movies, you can t also go to the park). S5C1PO3: Identify differences among natural resources (e.g., water, soil, and wood), human resources (e.g., people at work), and capital resources (e.g., machines, tools, and buildings). Learning goals: compare and contrast needs and wants explain where their needs come from explain how producers and consumers depend on each other for goods and services describe the purpose for trade define scarcity explain the importance of saving money (Earth Day) Landforms & Resources understand why we recognize Earth Day as a understand why we celebrate Earth Day explain how Earth Day became a S4C5PO2: Recognize ways of protecting natural resources.

11 Why must we be good stewards of the earth? (Second Grade Timeline April) explain the difference between manmade resources and natural resources explain how to conserve resources understand the importance of recycling May (Second Grade Timeline May) explain how a works (Memorial Day) (The Fourth of July) explain how a works understand why we recognize Memorial Day as a understand why we celebrate Memorial Day explain how Memorial Day became a

12 understand why we recognize The Fourth of July as a understand why we celebrate The Fourth of July explain how The Fourth July became a

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