Social Studies: 2nd Grade

The 2nd grade social studies curriculum includes specific topics that vary from state to state, but overall focuses on helping students develop their reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills as they gain a deeper understanding of history and society and share the new knowledge they learn. Teachers may use texts, photographs, film, art, class trips, and visitors to help students learn about a specific topic from different types of media and various perspectives. In 2nd grade, there is often a strong emphasis on comparing differences between groups and appreciating these differences.

To build his social studies skills, your sceond grader:
Learns about the history of his community and family. Compares his own community to others, specifically with an appreciation for valuing difference and multiculturalism. Gains a deeper understanding of geography, and specifically that of North America, using maps to locate and identify different places such as bodies of water, mountains, the equator, etc. Learns more about government, its roles, and how officials are chosen. Learns about important historical figures. Uses reading, writing, and art to deepen his understanding of concepts and portray what he has learned.
Lonely Planet Kids How Cities Work 1 (How Things Work) By Lonely Planet Kids, Jen Feroze, James Gulliver Hancock (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786570222
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Published: Lonely Planet - November 8th, 2016

Lonely Planet Kids The Cities Book 1 (The Fact Book) By Lonely Planet Kids, Heather Carswell, Bridget Gleeson, Patrick Kinsella, Hugh McNaughtan, Nicola Williams, Karla Zimmerman, Livi Gosling (Illustrator), Tom Woolley (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786570192
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 20th, 2016

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice By Veronica Chambers, Paul Ryding (Illustrator), Cory Booker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Veronica Chambers, Paul Ryding (Illustrator), Cory Booker (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780062796257
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Published: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2018