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SOCIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION. ADDRESSING THE 7 STRANDS OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM UNIT: COMMUNITIES SECOND GRADE LEVEL BY: STEPHANIE COOK. AMERICAN HERITAGE PEOPLE IN SOCIETIES WORLD INTERACTIONS DECISION MAKING AND RESOURCES. DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

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social studies technology presentation
SOCIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION
  • ADDRESSING THE 7 STRANDS OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM
  • UNIT: COMMUNITIES
  • SECOND GRADE LEVEL
  • BY: STEPHANIE COOK
communities and the seven strands
AMERICAN HERITAGE

PEOPLE IN SOCIETIES

WORLD INTERACTIONS

DECISION MAKING AND RESOURCES

DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

COMMUNITIES AND THE SEVEN STRANDS
activities
READ CASSIE’S JOURNEY

EXAMINE AN HISTORICAL ARTIFACT AND WRITE WHAT IS KNOWN, AND WHAT IS NEW INFORMATION.

CREATE A TIMELINE OF YOUR FAMILY AND THEIR BIRTHDATES. FIND OUT WHAT OCCURRED ON THOSE DAYS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OR THE WORLD.

INTERVIEW A GRANDPARENT-NOTE WHAT IS DIFFERENT TODAY THAN THAT TIME PERIOD.

PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS FESTIVAL BY MAKING FOODS AND DRESSING IN TRADITIONAL CLOTHES FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.

ACTIVITIES
websites
WEBSITES
  • http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/notkid/index.htm

Contains online activities for young children to learn about American Heritage

  • http://www.ohiokids.org

Information provided by the Ohio Historical Society. Contains History, fun and games, and programs to help kids learn about Ohio.

  • http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/sa_kids/index.html

Takes a journey back in history to show how children lived then.

more websites
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.historicaltextarchive.com/links.php

Gives an overview of the history and information on each state of the U.S. and various countries.

  • http://www.history.org

Colonial Williamsburg. A site for kids and adults to learn about the colonial life of Williamsburg.

activities1
CREATE A VENN DIAGRAM COMPARING HOW PEOPLE LIVE IN THE CITY AND HOW THEY LIVE IN THE COUNTRY.

LEARN A SONG AND DANCE FROM SPAIN

PARTICIPATE IN CINCO DE MAYO DAY.

DISCUSS HOW PEOPLE WHO WORK IN A HOSPITAL ARE ORGANIZED.

RESEARCH AN ETHNIC GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES. WRITE IN JOURNAL AND SHOW WHERE THEY LIVE ON A MAP.

ACTIVITIES
websites1
WEBSITES
  • http://www.logs.org/people.html

Contains information about famous people, museums, places, history.

  • http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/

Covers many subjects. Special features for kids.

  • http://nde.state.ne.us/ss/ppe.html

Contains information, resources, and activities about people, places, and environments.

more websites1
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.geocities.com/holidayzone/cinco/index.html

Contains recipes, creative art ideas, and language activities that kids can do.

  • http://www.studyweb.com/History_Social_Studies/toc.htm

Site to use for research on ethnic studies.

activities2
COMPARE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO ONE IN AFRICA.

CREATE A MAP SHOWING THE ROUTE FROM HOME TO YOUR SCHOOL.

USING A MAP WITH SYMBOLS, CREATE ROUTES TAKEN BY PLANE, TRAIN, AND HIGHWAY TO CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, AND FLORIDA.

WRITE TO AN INTERNATIONAL PENPAL, AND EXPLAIN YOUR COMMUNITY TO THAT PERSON.

INTERVIEW A NATIVE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.

ACTIVITIES
websites2
WEBSITES
  • http://www.worldskip.com

Contains news, information, and products from 220 countries around the world.

  • http://mapquest.com

Find maps and suggested routes on this site.

  • http://www.kidsvista.com/SocialStudies/geography.html

Resources for using maps and learning about various areas of the world.

more websites2
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.un.org/english

Information about the United Nations and how it affects people all over the world.

  • http://www.hmnet.com/africa/1africa.html

Provides research information on the countries of Africa.

activities3
MAKE A LIST OF WANTS AND NEEDS

COMPILE DATA ON WHO RIDES THE BUS TO SCHOOL, WHO WALKS, AND WHO RIDES WITH PARENTS. MAKE GRAPH TO REPRESENT INFORMATION.

CUT AND PASTE CATALOG PICTURES WITH PRICES. WITH ONLY $10.00 ON YOU, CHOOSE ITEMS YOU WOULD HAVE TO ELIMINATE.

MAKE A LIST OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN YOUR SCHOOL.

WRITE A LETTER TO THE MAYOR ABOUT A CONCERN YOU HAVE IN THE CITY.

ACTIVITIES
websites3
WEBSITES
  • http://www.directoryofgreatdeals.com/reference.htm

Resources for consumers.

  • http://www.proteacher.com/090041.shtml

Contains lesson plans on economics for elementary age kids.

  • http://mtn.merit.edu/resources/health/decision_making_skills.html

A teacher’s resource for lesson plans on decision making skills for elementary age kids.

more websites3
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.economicsamerica.org/

National Council on Economic Education. Information for teachers and students to use.

  • http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/teachsug.htm

Ideas for teachers to teach economics through the internet.

activities4
CAST A VOTE ON AN ISSUE AT WWW.PBS.ORG

HAVE GUEST SPEAKER, THE CITY MAYOR, TALK TO CLASS

DISCUSS SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF A GIRL SCOUT LEADER AND THE LOCAL GOVERNOR

INTERVIEW LOCAL POLICE OFFICER

CHOOSE AN ISSUE THAT IS A COMMUNITY CONCERN AND ORGANIZE A GOAL

ACTIVITIES
websites4
WEBSITES
  • http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/

Fun facts about the white house and the United States government.

  • http://www.house.gov/scott/kids_link1.htm

Various links for kids. Information on the democratic process.

  • http://kidsvotingusa.org

Non profit organization to educate young citizens on the electoral process.

more websites4
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/government/

Information on each branch of the government and constitution.

  • http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids/vote/index.html

This site gives kids an opportunity to cast a vote on an issue.

activities5
MAKE A COMMUNITY QUILT

HONOR A SPECIAL PERSON BY DESIGNING A POSTAGE STAMP

CREATE OWN SYMBOL OF CITIZENSHIP

CLASS VOTE ON A GOOD CITIZENSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY

GUEST SPEAKERS-PARENTS COME IN TO TALK ABOUT THEIR JOBS

ACTIVITIES
websites5
WEBSITES
  • http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Site for kids to find out information about society and government.

  • http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr008.shtml

Activities and several links for teaching kids about citizenship.

  • http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html

Contains information on the various symbols of the United States.

more websites5
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.goodcharacter.com/Opportunities.html

Gives suggestions to kids on ways to help in the community.

  • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/laic/

Learning adventures in citizenship.

activities6
DISCUSS THE BENEFITS AND THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY

TAKE A DIGITAL PICTURE OF YOURSELF AND USE A WORD PROCESSOR TEMPLATE TO WRITE ABOUT YOURSELF.

LEARN WHAT THE INTERNET IS AND HOW IT OPERATES

LEARN HOW BARCODES WORK IN GROCERY STORES WITH THE WEBSITE LISTED.

MAKE A TIMELINE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

ACTIVITIES
websites6
WEBSITES
  • http://www.questacon.edu.au/index_flash.html

Science and technology activities for kids. Resources for teachers.

  • http://www.acorns.k12.tn.us/Use_It.htm

Technological activities integrating all subject areas for children. Ideas for teachers to use in the classroom.

  • http://www.kent.wednet.edu/curriculum/tech/lessons/

Technology lesson plans by grade level.

more websites6
MORE WEBSITES
  • http://www.school.discovery.com/lessonplans/tech.html

Technology lesson plans at all grade levels.

  • http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/beakman/barcode.html

Contains information on how barcodes and scanners work in the grocery store.

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THIS CONCLUDES THE SOCIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY PROJECT CONTAINING SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR A UNIT ON COMMUNITIES ,AND REQUIREMENTS FROM THE OHIO SOCIAL STUDIES STRANDS MODEL.