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Grade 2 Social Studies

What We Do

  • Introduction to the lives of Americans and their contributions to the United States as well as the heritage of the American Indians
  • Important developments and innovations in United States history, including developments and innovations related to communication and transportation
  • Maps skills including identification of continents, oceans, the Equator, Prime Meridian and the 4 hemispheres
  • Basic economic principles including resources, goods and services and use of money
  • The responsibilities of a good citizen

How We Do It

  • Projects, writing activities and discussions
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work