Back to the Future: Changes in Our Communities - Grade 2 Social Studies - Unit 2

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The SLVBOCES has "enhanced" this curriculum overview sample by prioritizing the Learning Objectives students should learn during this unit. They are prioritized "to help teachers know how much time they should be devoting to a sparticular objective. Learning objective prioroties are color coded as follows: red - most important, blue - next most important, and black - least critical.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging - Debatable):

  • Why does the past matter? (SS09-GR.2-S.1-GLE.2-IQ.1, 2; RA.1)
  • Should a community change? (SS09-GR.2-S.1-GLE.2- EO. b; IQ.2; N.1)
  • Are traditions important? (SS09-GR.2-S.1-GLE.1-EO.e) and (SS09-GR.2-S.1-GLE.2-EO.c, e)

Concepts: Community, neighborhoods, differences, respect, change, nation, timeline, artifacts, compare, contrast, traditions, culture, sources, oral history, chronology, migrate, boundaries, goods, services, physical features