Learning Standards

Grade 2
Social Studies
Map Skills-North America
Oceans, Rivers, Mountains
Landmarks-China, Mexico, England
Civics and Government
Producers and Consumers
Goods and Services
Calendar Skills
Historical Times/Timelines
Geography related to historical narratives
Concepts and Skills
1. Using a calendar, are students able to identify days, weeks, months,
years, and seasons?
Vocabulary: calendar, days, weeks, months, year, seasons
Sources: Everyday Mathematics - Lesson 1.3
Morning Message and Meeting
Teacher Made Materials
Scott Foresman 2.2.3 – On-Level Reader: The Busy, Lively,
Sleepy, and Quiet Pond
2. Are children able to use appropriate vocabulary related to time, (now,
in the past, in the future), changing historical periods (other times, other
places), and causation (because, reasons)?
Vocabulary: time, now, past, future, historical periods
Sources: Scott Foresman 2.4.1 Quilt Story
Leveled Readers: Butterfly Quilt
Quilting Memories
Windows to the Past
Paired Selection: Making Memories (Changing With the Times)
SF – 2.3.2 Leveled Reader – Advanced – Mail It …From Here to
SF – 2.4.4 Leveled Reader – Advanced – Simone’s Travels
SF - 2.2.2 Leveled Reader – Advanced – The First Big Game
Various Biographies
SF – 2.6.4 – Anthology – Cowboys
Leveled Readers:
Below – Ranch Life
On Level - Cowboy Days
Advanced - Life on the Ranch
SF – 2.6.2 – Anthology Red, White, and Blue
Leveled Readers:
Below – Happy Birthday, America
On Level – Heroes of the American Revolution
Advanced – Home of the Brave
This topic is intertwined with various topics in other areas of the
3. Are children able to read and understand a historical timeline and create a
timeline of their own life putting their events in chronological order?
Vocabulary: historical timelines, chronological order
Sources: Timelines in the back of various leveled readers in Scott Foresman
Teacher generated timeline of famous person done with students
Teacher generated timeline of historical events touched upon during
year in class.
Student generated timeline of his/her life.
Ongoing activities tied into biographical and historical studies.
Site: Kids.aol.com/homework-help/junior/america/black-history
*click on black history timeline
*click on Dr. Martin Luther King Timeline
Site: www.timeforkids.com
Site: www.factmonster.com
4. Are Students able to identify the differences between a map and a globe
and obtain information from each?
Vocabulary: map,
globe, continent, country, state,
Sources: Teacher Resource book: Map Skills
Maps, globe
Site: edhelper.com/geography
Me On the Map by Joan Sweeney
5. Using maps and globes, are children able to follow narrative accounts? (i.e.
historical and ancestral voyages: Pilgrims, Columbus)
Vocabulary: map, globe, voyages
Sources: Maps, globes, historical accounts
Teacher Resource: Social Studies Made Simple
Civics and Government:
6. Are children able to define and give examples of responsibilities of citizens
in the school?
Vocabulary: responsibility, citizens, rules
Sources: Responsive Classroom routines
Class Rules
Hopes and dreams
Morning Meeting
Student Council
Classroom elections – votes, etc.
7. Are children able to identify characteristics or qualities of a good citizen
and give examples of both fictional and real people who exemplify these good
characteristics or qualities?
Vocabulary: citizen, characteristics, fictional people, real people, honesty,
dependability, modesty, trustworthiness, courage
Responsive Classroom
Morning Meeting
SF – Anthology 2.2.2 - Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat
SF – Anthology 2.5.4 – Horace, Maurice, but Mostly Delores
Leveled Readers:
Below – What an Adventure
On Level – You Can Make a Difference
Advanced _ Taking Care of the Earth
SF – Anthology 2.5.5 - Signmaker’s Assistant
Leveled Readers:
Below – Grandpa’s Sign
On Level – Responsibility
Advanced – Marty’s Job
SF – Anthology 2.5.3 – Bad Dog, Dodger
Leveled Readers:
Below – Sally and the Wild Puppy
On Level – Hubert and Frankie
Advanced – Training Peanut
SF – Leveled Reader: 2.2.4
On Level - Jun and Pepper Grow Up
SF – Leveled Reader : 2.4.3
On Level - Frog Friends
Frog and Toad Series
Henry and Mudge Series
Mr. Putter and Tabby Series
Site: www.timeforcitizenship.org/citizenship
8. Are children able to give examples in the school and community who are
both producers and consumers?
Vocabulary: community, producers, consumers, goods, services, wants,
needs, barter, resources
Sources: Teacher Resource Book: Basics of Economics Grade 2
Scott Foresman Anthology 2.3.4 Rosa and Blanca
SF – Leveled Reader 2.5.1: Goods and Services
A Birthday for Frances – barter
A New Coat for Anna – barter
Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday –
Bananas for Manolo to Margie by George Ancona –
Workers/producers, consumers, specialization
Fire Fighters – Workers/producers, services, specialization
Helping and Bang-Klang in Where the Sidewalk Ends–
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Wants
In a People House – by Theo LeSieg - Goods
What Will I Be A Wish Book by H.I. Peeples Workers/Producers, resources
Site: www.socialstudiesfor kids/economics
9. Are children able to explain what buyers and sellers are and give examples
of goods and services that are bought and sold in their community?
goods, services, community, consumers, producers, resources
Sources: Scott Foresman Anthology 2.3.4 -“Rosa and Blanca”
SF Leveled Reader 2.5.1 Advanced: “Goods and Services”
A Birthday for Frances – barter
A New Coat for Anna – barter
Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday – Opportunity cost
Bananas for Manolo to Margie by George Ancona –
Workers/producers, consumers, specialization
Fire Fighters – Workers/producers, services, specialization
Helping” and “Bang-Klang in “Where the Sidewalk Ends” –
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Wants
In a People House – by Theo LeSieg - Goods
What Will I Be A Wish Book by H.I. Peeples Workers/Producers, resources
Sites: www.socialstudiesforkids/economics
Learning Standards
2.1 On a map of the world, can students locate all of the
Vocabulary: map, continent
Map Skills – teacher resource book
2.2 Can students locate the current boundaries of the United States,
Canada, and Mexico?
Vocabulary: boundary, continent, country
Mexico – teacher resource book
2.3 On a map of the world can students locate the oceans of the
Vocabulary: ocean
2.4 On a map of the world can students locate the five major rivers
of the world? (Mississippi, Amazon, Volga, Yangtze, and Nile)
Vocabulary: river
2.5 On a map of the world can students locate major mountains or
mountain ranges of the world?
Vocabulary: mountain, mountain range
Scott Foresman: Reading Street
2.1.4 A Trek in the Mountains – on level reader
2.1.4 Trek to the Top – advanced level reader
2.6 What is the difference between a continent and a country?
What is an example of each?
Vocabulary: continent, country
Map Skills – teacher resource book
2.7 On a map can students locate their ancestry and describe
traditions from that country?
Vocabulary: ancestry, traditions
Instant Social Studies – teacher resource
2.8 What are some examples of traditions or customs that can be
found in America today?
Vocabulary: traditions, customs
Instant Social Studies – teacher resource
Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen (school library)
Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story by Eve Bunting
Scott Foresman: Reading Street
2.1.1 The New Kid: on level
2.2.5 A Turkey for Thanksgiving: anthology
2.2.5 The Pilgrims First Year: advanced level
2.2.5 Giving Thanks Around the World: on level
2.2.5 Together for Thanksgiving: below level
2.3.2 Dear Juno: anthology
Mina’s Day: on level
2.3.4 Rosa and Blanca: anthology
An International Food Fair: on level
The Tortilla Factory: advanced level
2.6.3 A Birthday Basket for Tia: anthology
Very Special Birthdays: below level
Birthdays Around the World: on level
Family traditions and Celebrations: advanced level
2.6.5 Jingle Dancer: anthology
At The Pow Wow: below level
A Special Festival: on level
Winter Holidays: above level
2.9 Can students identify and describe well known sites and
landmarks in China, England and Mexico? Why are they
Vocabulary: sites, landmarks
Mexico – teacher resource
http://www. europeanphotoalbum.com/england.html
2.10 Who are some individuals recognized for their achievements
and why and how have they achieved this distinction?
Vocabulary: achievements, distinction
Scott Foresman: Reading Street Materials
2.3.5 A Weed is a Flower: anthology
Thomas Adams Invents the Chewing Gum: on level
2.4.5 Helen Keller and the Big Storm: anthology
2.6.1 Just Like Josh Gibson: anthology
Three of the Greats: below level
Women in Baseball: on level
Baseball Heroes: advanced level
Additional Teacher Resources:
Social Studies Made Simple
Celebrating Diversity
Daily Geography – grade 2
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