2nd Grade - Social Studies
Ideas for 2nd grade social studies
Patriotic FREEBIE! Great for math lesson or math game, center activity, and more! Celebrate the USA with this fun cube game during the fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, or President's Day! Great activity during your America, USA, Patriotic Symbols, or Red, White, & Blue themes!
Free video version of the book, So You Want to Be President.
Classroom Magic: Presidents' Day
Learn how to do the Sid Shuffle as your favorite Ice Age character teaches you the moves to the coolest dance craze sweeping the globe. And don't forget to see Ice Age: Continental Drift - in theaters July 13. http://www.facebook.com/IceAge http://www.iceagemovie.com/ http://www.twitter.com/IceAge
Brain Break...This is SO fun!!!! Sid does the continental drift... tour of the world
DIY Piñata Cookies - had to pin again! The woman that made these had never done a tutorial before. Within a few days she was into the millions and Pee-wee herman tweeted her. I just love the cookies and the story!
free posters- Maps and Globes
Sailing Through 1st Grade: December 2011
Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills: When Sally and her friends look for her missing pets, the result is a fun scavenger-hunt in book format. The wide-ranging search takes them from their neighborhood to the solar system. Kids will get lots of practice reading and decoding maps in this interactive book.
Picture Books About Maps
Free - Map Adventures, with 7 lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps. Be sure to grab the free 15 printables here too that go along with these 7 lesson plans. http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapadventures/repro.html
USGS Publications Warehouse
A 2nd Grade Adventure: Community Types
Simply Second Grade: Communities
Teaching Coordinate Grids and Ordered Pairs. Our field student, Miss Bertrand, taught a lesson on coordinate grids this week. She taught the students to walk across the grid and then up the grid to get a piece of candy they wanted on the grid. (We wanted to go outside, but it has been raining SO MUCH in PA lately.)