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									                2nd Grade

Social Studies
Lesson 2-2.5
Standard 2-2: The student will demonstrate an
understanding of the local community and the way it
compares with other communities in the world.

Indicators 2-2.5: Compare the history and features of the
local community with those of different communities around
the world. (G)
Instructional Progression:
In the first grade (1-1.4) students compared the daily lives of families across the
world—including the roles of men, women, and children; typical food, clothes, and
style of homes; and the ways the families earn their living.
In sixth grade (6-1.4, 6-4.1) students will compare the cultural, social, and political
features and contributions of ancient civilizations.

Taxonomy level of indicator:
B 2 Understanding Conceptual Knowledge

Content Overview:
It is essential for students to know the elements of the history and culture of
their own local community. Students must also be able to compare this information
to select communities around the world.

Introduction to the lesson:
The students will learn about the history of the local community. They will learn
how to display information on a timeline.

Lesson time:
60 minute class period

Materials Needed:
Brochures, books, and internet sites about local community
Maps of the local community

Teaching the Lesson:
1. Look at a map of the state. Have students locate their community on the map.
Use a pushpin to identify the location of the community.
2. Have the students use brochures, books, the internet, and other resources from
the community to chart the history of their local community with a timeline (using
words and pictures). When did it begin? When was the first school built? Etc.
Have them use words and pictures (drawings or photographs) on the timeline.
3. Display the timeline in the classroom.

See strategies under Suggested Instructional Strategies on the SOUTH

Assessing the Lesson:
1. Teacher observation
2. Teacher questioning
3. Timeline
4. Give students a blank timeline with four dates. Have students complete the
timeline. It may be necessary to provide a word bank

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