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Social Studies - 2nd Grade

Our Agreement System and social justice mission are weaved into the social studies curriculum. Students learn about respect for others, social responsibility, and connections between themselves, their families, and the world around them. Curriculum in our combination classrooms of 1st and 2nd graders (Rainbow Room) and 2nd and 3rd graders (Sun Room) is taught in a two-year rotation.

Rainbow Room Units of Study
  • All About Me
  • My Place in Space
  • Maps
  • All Around the World
  • Community People (guest speakers)
  • Community People in Ancient Egypt
Sun Room Units of Study
  • Family Heritage Project (family timelines)
  • Maps
  • Biographies of American heroes (e.g. George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • The Global Village Project
Approaches To Learning
  • Read Aloud
  • Research (library/online)
  • Projects
  • Field Trips
  • Presentations
  • Class Books
  • Unit Celebrations
  • Portfolios