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Title: Communities


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Communities
By Jen Knapke Marci Guthrie Brandon Kuhn
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Subject Social Studies Unit
Communities Grade Second
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Strand 1 American Heritage Strand 2 People In
Societies Strand 3 World Interactions Strand 4
Decision Making and Resources Strand 5 Democratic
Processes Strand 6 Citizenship Rights and
Responsibilities Strand 7 Science, Technology,
and Society
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American Heritage Websites
  • http//www.edupalce.com/rdg/gen_act
  • /growing/family.hmtl
  • www.proteacher.com/090009.shtml
  • http//www.lesoonplanspage.com
  • www.ajkids.com
  • www.askeric.com

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American Heritage Activities
  • Family Time Line- interview family members to
    learn about important events- use this
    information to create a time line.
  • Mapping Our Neighborhood- Have big bulletin board
    of city- using their home address students will
    find and locate their home on e the enlarged city
    map- then mark the different community services
    with different flags.

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...American Heritage Activities
  • Where do you live- the students will talk about
    their community and what is in their community,
    take a field trip to Main Street and observe the
    many services in our community.
  • Read Cinderella and the Egyptian Cinderella, have
    student compare to see how cultures are different
    by writing it down.
  • Communities of the past- have books of times of
    all different times and places, have the children
    fill out the worksheet to see how this community
    was long ago.

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People in Societies Websites
  • http//www.eduplace.com
  • http//www.fwsd.wednet.edu
  • http//www.lessonpalnspage.com
  • http//www.proteacher.com
  • http//www.askeric.com

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People in Societies Activities
  • Comparing communities- student interview
    classroom visitors to learn about another
    community- then they can discover what they have
    in common- compare the different communities on
    chart paper.
  • communities, cultures, connections- theme unit
    where students will experience the communities,
    cultures, and connections within their family,
    local community and their world in order to
    discover the qualities of a community
    contributor.

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...People in Societies Activities
  • How communities are different- we use dongs,
    poetry and literature, to illustrate the
    differences among communities.
  • Amish communities- talk about different
    communities and focus on Amish, take a field trip
    to Amishville in Indiana.
  • Community helpers- have parents come in and tell
    the kids what they do, the children will then
    draw and write a story about the parents that
    came in.

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World Interactions web-sites
  • www.proteacher.com/090009.shtml
  • http//edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/fam-com.html
  • www.lessonplanspage.com
  • www.edhelper.com
  • www.lifeskills4kids.com

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World Interactions Activities
  • Students will draw a map of how to get from the
    classroom to the play ground. And we will follow
    these directions as a class to see if they are
    correct.
  • Students will be shown different community sign
    and be able to recognize them in the community.

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…World Interactions Activities
  • Students will write how it would feel to be from
    a different country and come to the local
    community.
  • Students will each be given a map and have the
    opportunity to find different places on the map.
  • As a class go outside the school and students
    will try to locate lakes, hills, buildings,
    street signs, etc.

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Decision Making Web-sites
  • www.csun.edu/hcedu013/index.html
  • www.lessonplanspage.com
  • www.bctf.bc.ca/psas/BCSSTA/grk-3.shtml
  • http//ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/soc/ceosst/
    ceosst078.html
  • www.proteacher.com

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Decision Making Activities
  • Have student make a list of the resources in the
    classroom that they use everyday.
  • As a homework assignment have student ask at home
    and around school how people get their goods or
    resources. Discuss in class all the students
    findings.

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... Decision Making Activities
  • For a home activity have students ask their
    parents what their house hold desires and how
    they get their desires/goods.
  • As a class we will have a group of different
    kinds of goods and we will discuss how we can
    obtain these goods.
  • The class will discuss what kind of decisions the
    community can make to satisfy some desires of the
    people in the community.

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Democratic Process
  • Web-sites
  • http//kidsnews.com
  • http//www.findlaw.com
  • http//oyez.nwu.edu/
  • http//www.ohio.gov
  • http//vote-smart.org

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Democratic Process
  • Activities
  • Students will select who will do what jobs within
    the classroom.
  • Students will create a list of classroom rules
    and the consequences for violating these rules.
  • Students will go on a class trip to the local
    community courthouse.

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…Democratic Process
  • Activities
  • Students will have a mock election within the
    classroom.
  • Students will find an article about their local
    government. Then the students will write a paper
    discussing and summarizing the article.

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Decision Making and Resources
  • Web-sites
  • http//www.keytothecity.com
  • http//youthlink.org
  • http//landmark-project.com/eco-market
  • http//www.dare.com
  • http//mcgruff.org

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Decision Making and Resources
  • Activities
  • Students will look at a list of possible
    activities to do and make a decision, as a class,
    on which one they will do first, second and so
    on.
  • Students will compare U.S. currency to other
    counties currency.

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…Decision Making and Resources
  • Activities
  • Students will role play the situation of the
    three socio-economical classes. Students from
    each class will decide on various ways to spend
    and save their money.
  • Students will list life goals. Then the students
    will write about how their going to achieve these
    goals.
  • Students will get the chance to arrange the
    classroom. Their goal is to come together to
    decide how to get the maximum space out of the
    classroom.

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Science, Technology and Social
  • Web-sites
  • http//brainpop.com
  • http//www.dayton.lib.oh.us/
  • http//www.ustreas.gov/kids/
  • http//www.webactive.com/body.html
  • http//www.weather.com

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Science, Technology and Social
  • Activities
  • Students will write a paper on recent technology
    and how their lives would be without technology.
  • Students will do an on-line activity where they
    research their community and give a PowerPoint
    presentation on what they discovered.

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…Science, Technology and Social
  • Activities
  • Students will type a paper on what they believe
    is the greatest technological invention ever.
  • Students will have a class discussion on how
    technology affects their everyday life.
  • Students will have their own invention
    convention. Each student will be responsible to
    come up with their own invention and present it
    to the class.

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