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People Make History 2nd Grade Model. ED 608 Social Studies Linda Hamilton Wright State University. Social Studies Strands. American Heritage People in Societies World Interactions Decision Making and Resources Democratic Processes Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

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people make history 2nd grade model

People Make History2nd Grade Model

ED 608 Social Studies

Linda Hamilton

Wright State University

social studies strands
Social Studies Strands
  • American Heritage
  • People in Societies
  • World Interactions
  • Decision Making and Resources
  • Democratic Processes
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Science, Technology, and Society
strand i
Strand I

American Heritage

strand i activities
Strand I Activities
  • Read Chapter Unit three in the social studies textbook Meeting Many People. Discuss why it is important to study history
  • Bring in some primary sources for the students to look at. Old photos, money, textbooks and a typewriter. Discuss how things were in the past.
  • Watch the Charlie Brown film “the Mayflower Voyagers” and read Across the Wide Dark Sea
  • Discuss Native Americans and read aloud Crazy Horse’s Vision.
  • The students will be asked to talk to an older relative and find out about their heritage. Each student will be asked to write about what they learn and share it with the class.
stand i web sites
Stand I Web Sites
  • Museum of American Heritage http://www.moah.org/
  • US Flag history http://www.usflag.org/
  • Betsy Ross’s House http://ushistory.org/betsy/index.html
  • United States History http://www.ushistory.org/
  • George Washington’s house http://www.mountvernon.org/
  • Tour the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/
strand ii
Strand II

People in Societies

strand ii activities
Strand II Activities
  • Discuss the life of the pilgrims and how they lived. Have the students draw a picture of what the pilgrims houses looked like.
  • Invite a guest speaker to address the class. Choose a speaker who represents a culture that is not a majority in the classroom. Allow the students to ask questions. Identify differences and similarities.
  • Read aloud books about Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Asian American and other groups in American. Let the students list differences and similarities.
  • Give the students a map of the United States and have them investigate where different groups of Americans settled. Have the students glue people on the map to identify the groups.
  • Have the students discuss what is good for the classroom as opposed to what each student thinks is good for them. Establish a classroom code that includes all students.
stand ii web sites
Stand II Web Sites
  • Native American Web Site http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources
  • Pilgrim Plantation Tour http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum http://www.pilgrimhall.org/plgrmhll.htm
  • African American Web Site http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory
  • American\'s Home Page http://media3.com/plymouth/
strand iii
Strand III

World

Interactions

strand iii activities
Strand III Activities
  • The students will identify the seven continents and the four oceans and be able to name them. The continent song will be used to reinforce this knowledge.
  • Given a map of the world the students will plot the route used by the Mayflower in 1620.
  • The students will draw a map of the school and mark their classroom and the rooms where they have specials.
  • The students will decide the best route to get to Disneyland, Disney World and Euro-Disney
  • The students will write to an American Service Person in Afghanistan.
stand iii web sites
Stand III Web Sites
  • Direction http://mapquest.com
  • Canada’s Museum of Technology http://www.science-tech.nmstc.ca/english
  • Disney Theme Parks www.disney.com
  • Kid’s Chat Site http://www.kidsworld.com/
  • Hip-O in Japan http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/lit
strand iv
Strand IV

Decision Making and Resources

strand iv activities
Strand IV Activities
  • The students will identify goods and services in the school. A list will be compiled and graphed on a bar graph.
  • The students will be given a worksheet and asked to identify whether it is a good or a service.
  • The students will list 10 things that they want or want to do. Each student will have to pick one item and write a paragraph with their ideas about how to get what they want. The paragraphs will be shared and critiqued by the class.
  • The students will be asked to make a list of services that they can perform at school and at home.
  • The students will be asked to bring in newspaper, magazine or journal ads for goods. The goods will be graphed on a bar chart.
strand iv web sites
Strand IV Web Sites
  • National Parks http://www.nps.gov/parks.html
  • Toy Store http://www.toysrus.com
  • Disney Store http://www.disney.com
  • Homework Help http://www.chatterbeeshomework.com
  • Ask Jeeves http://www.askjeeves.com
strand v
Strand V

Democratic Processes

strand v activities
Strand V Activities
  • The students will simulate the presidential election. Elections will be held in the class to elect a class president and cabinet members.
  • The class rules will be analyzed to see if they are appropriate for the classroom structure.
  • The students will relate roles of authority in groups they belong to to local, state and federal government positions.
  • The students will be asked to generate conflict rules for classroom disputes.
  • The head of the board of education will be invited to class to discuss what his job includes and what other jobs to which it is similar.
strand v web sites
Strand V Web Sites
  • The constitution http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html
  • Kids voting http://www.activedayton.com/community
  • PBS Kid’s Democracy Project http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids
  • Government Services http://www.governmentguide.com
  • US History for Kids http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/kids/tech19
  • Discovering Democracy http://www.curriculum.edu.au/democracy
strand vi
Strand VI

Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

strand vi activities
Strand VI Activities
  • The students will be read The Value of Respect, The Story of Abraham Lincoln followed by a discussion of it’s contents and lessons.
  • The students will be read The Boy Who Cried Wolf and asked to write several sentences about what they think the boy should have done.
  • Group roles and activities will be used for reading circles. Each member of the group will be assigned a role and given a responsibility. Student group members will rate how each student performed their tasks.
  • The students will pick up litter around the school. The amount of litter will be weighed and the origin of the litter will be discussed.
  • The students will peacefully manage conflict in the classroom. Non violent conflict management strategies will be presented and a worksheet will reinforce.
stand vi web sites
Stand VI Web Sites
  • Kids Voting Links http://www.kidsvotingusa.org
  • Kid’s Citizenship http://www.wnet.org/newyork/laic
  • Teaching Citizenship http://educationworld-asap.com/info/com
  • Civic Rights http://www.lessons.k12.tn.us/~trackstar
  • Ben’s Guide Grades 3-5 http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5
strand vii
Strand VII

Science, Technology, and Society

strand vii activities
Strand VII Activities
  • The students will engage in internet activities.
  • The students will be given computer CD software for social studies information, practice and learning.
  • The students will take a trip to the Columbus Museum of Science and Industry.
  • The students will use the word processor to write a social studies paragraph.
  • The students will visit a Senior Center and present Christmas gifts and sing Christmas Carols.
strand vii web sites
Strand VII Web Sites
  • Computer History Web site http://www.moah.org/
  • Technology Classroom http://educationworld-asap.com/info/com
  • Science and Technology for Kids http://www.npac.syr.edu/textbook/kidsweb
  • Technology Inventory for Kids http://www.research.att.com/projects
  • Technology Site for Kids http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsite
  • Benjamin Franklin’s Inventions http://ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm
  • Henry Ford Museum http://www.hfmgv.org/
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