In second grade, students will study “My Community and Other Communities” .
Our second graders engage in structured inquiry to learn about:
- Individual Development and Cultural Identity
- Civic Ideals and Practices Geography
- Humans and the Environment
- Time, Continuity, and Change
- Economic Systems
These units represent five of the unifying themes of social studies. Each unit includes inquiries that help students study their local community and learn about the characteristics that define urban, suburban, and rural communities. Democratic principles and participation in government are introduced. Interaction with the environment and changes to the environment and their effects are examined. The concept of change over time and examining cause and effect are introduced. Students will also examine the availability of resources and the interdependence within and across communities.