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Social Studies - 2nd Grade

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Standard 1 (Culture): Students will recognize and describe how people within their community, state, and nation are both similar and different.

Objective 1:
Examine and identify cultural differences within the community.

Books Books

  • Apple Pie Fourth of July, by Janet S. Wong; ISBN: 0152057080
  • Coming to America: The Story of Immigration, by Betsy Maestro; ISBN: 0590441515
  • Layla’s Head Scarf, by Miriam Cohen; ISBN: 1595721789
  • My Father, by Laura Mayer; ISBN: 0590275399
  • On My Block: Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists, by Dana Goldberg; ISBN: 0892392207
  • The Crayon Box That Talked, by Shane DeRolf; ISBN: 0679886117
  • The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi; ISBN: 0440417996

Indicators:

  1. Explain the various cultural heritages within their community.
  2. Explain ways people respect and pass on their traditions and customs.
  3. Give examples of how families in the community borrow customs or traditions from other cultures.

Objective 2:
Recognize and describe the contributions of different cultural groups in Utah and the nation.

Books Books

  • Children Just Like Me, by Baranabas and Anabel Kindersley; ISBN 0-7894-0201-7
  • Hello World! Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe, by Manya Stojic; ISBN 0-439-51-743-5
  • People, by Peter Spier; ISBN 0-385-24469-X
  • When I First Came to this Land, by Harriet Ziefert; ISBN 0-439-05284-X

Indicators:

  1. Identify various cultural groups within the state and the nation.
  2. Describe contributions of cultural groups to our state and nation.
  3. Explain ways American Indians and immigrants have shaped both Utah's and America's culture (e.g., names of places, food, customs, celebrations).
  4. Compare and contrast elements of two or more cultures within the state and nation (e.g., language, food, clothing, shelter, traditions, and celebrations).
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Standard II (Citizenship): Students will recognize and practice civic responsibility in the community, state, and nation.

Objective 1:
Examine civic responsibility and demonstrate good citizenship.

Books Books

  • Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, by Laura Keller; ISBN: 0312581408
  • If Everybody Did, by Jo Ann Stover; ISBN: 0890844879
  • Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler, by Margery Cuyler; ISBN: 0689873441
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed, by Emily Pearson; ISBN: 0879059788

Indicators:

  1. Describe characteristics of being a good citizen through the examples of historic figures and ordinary citizens.
  2. Explain the benefits of being a U.S. citizen (e.g., responsibilities, freedoms, opportunities, and the importance of voting in free elections).
  3. Identify and participate in a local civic activity. (e.g. community cleanup, recycling, walkathons, voting).
  4. Identify state and national activities (e.g., voting, Pledge of Allegiance, holidays).

Objective 2:
Identify individuals within the school community and how they contribute to the school's success.

Books Books

  • School Bus Drivers, by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel; ISBN: 1571033297
  • School Cafeteria Workers, by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel; ISBN: 1571033270
  • School Secretaries, by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel; ISBN: 1571033289
  • We Need Custodians (Helpers in Our School), by Jane Scoggins Bauld; ISBN: 0736887148
  • We Need Librarians (Helpers in Our School), by Jane Scoggins Bauld; ISBN: 0736887156
  • We Need Principals (Helpers in Our School), by Jane Scoggins Bauld; ISBN: 0736887164
  • We Need Teachers (Helpers in Our School), by Jane Scoggins Bauld; ISBN: 0736887172

Indicators:

  1. Identify the roles that people have in the school and explain the importance of each member.
  2. Demonstrate respect for the school and the school community.

Objective 3:
Investigate and show how communities, state, and nation are united by symbols that represent citizenship in our nation.

Books Books

  • A is For Arches: A Utah Alphabet, by Becky Hall; ISBN: 1585360961
  • Across America, I Love You, by Christine Loomis; ISBN: 0439235901
  • America a Patriotic Primer, by Lynn Cheney; ISBN: 043945994X
  • America the Beautiful, by Katharine Lee Bates; ISBN: 0439333024
  • America’s Symbols, by Judith Bauer Stamper; ISBN: 1400733316
  • Americana Adventure, by Michael Garland; ISBN: 0525479457
  • Celebrate the 50 States!, by Loreen Leedy; ISBN: 0823416313
  • Celebrating Patriotic Holidays, by Joel Kupperstein; ISBN: 1574715747
  • Freedom for All, by Janet Palazzo-Craig; ISBN: 0816774749
  • I Am America, by Charles R. Smith, Jr.; ISBN: 0439740401
  • I Pledge Allegiance, by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson; ISBN: 0763625272
  • My Country Tis of Thee, by Samual Francis Smith; ISBN: 0439391954
  • Our American Flag, by Mary Firestone; ISBN: 1404822186
  • Purple Mountain Majesties, by Barbara Younger; ISBN: 0142301817
  • Red White and Blue, by Susan Canizares; ISBN: 0439045649
  • Red, White, and Blue – The Story of the American Flag, by John Herman; ISBN: 0439429854
  • Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols, by Teresa Bateman; ISBN: 0823417840
  • The Flag We Love, by Pam Munoz Ryan; ISBN: 0-88106-844-6
  • The Pledge of Allegiance (Troll), by Kristine Lombardi Frankel; ISBN: 0816774986
  • The Pledge of Allegiance, by Francis Bellamy; ISBN: 0439216729
  • The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key; ISBN: 0439407672
  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Dragonfly Books; ISBN: 0440406978
  • The Statue of Liberty, by Lucille Recht Penner; ISBN: 0439491452
  • This is the Place!: A Crossroads of Utah's Past, by Pat and Will Bagley; ISBN: 1-885628-25-0
  • This Land is My Land, by George Littlechild; ISBN: 0892391847
  • This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie; ISBN: 0316042722
  • Uncle Sam and Old Glory: Symbols of America, by Delno C. West; ISBN: 0689820437
  • Utah (From Sea to Shining Sea), by P.J. Neri; ISBN: 053120815X
  • Utah (Rookie Read-About Geography), by Trudi Strain Trueit; ISBN: 0531168182

Indicators:

  1. Explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations (e.g., Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving).
  2. Identify community and state symbols, documents and landmarks (e.g., city hall, county courthouse, state capitol, Utah State Constitution, flag, holidays).
  3. Identify and explain the significance of various national symbols, documents, and landmarks (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Constitution, flag, Pledge of Allegiance, national monuments, national capitol building).
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Standard III (Geography): Students will use geographic tools and skills to locate and describe places on earth.

Books Books

Teacher Resources
  • Beginning Geography: Continents and Oceans, by Evan-Moore Educational Publishing; ISBN: 1557992541
  • Beginning Map Skills, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers; ISBN: 1-55799-528-1
  • Map Skills, by Renee Cummings; ISBN: 1-56822-636-5
  • Mega Fun Map Skills, by Catherine M. Tamblyn; ISBN: 0-590-18798-8
  • Scholastic Atlas Of The World, by Scholastic Reference; ISBN 0-439-52797-X
  • Scholastic Success with Maps, by Linda W. Beech; ISBN: 0439338239
  • Social Studies Made Simple, Frank Schaffer Publications; ISBN: 0-7647-0173-8
  • The Children’s World Atlas, by Barnes and Noble Books; ISBN 0-7607-5929-4
  • The Nystrom Nystronaut Atlas, by Herff Jones, Inc.; ISBN 0-7825-0662-3

Objective 1:
Identify common symbols and physical features of a community, and explain how they affect people's activities in that area.

Books Books

  • A River Ran Wild, by Lynne Cherry; ISBN: 0152163727
  • Living In Rural Communities, by Kristin Sterling; ISBN: 0822586142
  • Living in Suburban Communities, by Kristin Sterling; ISBN: 0822586134
  • Living in Urban Communities, by Kristin Sterling; ISBN: 0822586126
  • Mapping Penny’s World, by Loreen Leedy; ISBN: 0805072624
  • My Map Book, by Sara Finelly; ISBN: 0060264551
  • My Neighborhood: Places and Faces, by Lisa Bullard; ISBN: 1404801626
  • My Town, by Rebecca Treays; ISBN: 0746030797
  • On Meadowview Street, by Henry Cole; ISBN: 0060564814
  • On the Town: A Community Adventure, by Judith Caseley; ISBN: 0060295848
  • The Armadillo from Amarillo, by Lynne Cherry; ISBN: 0152019553
  • The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynne Cherry; ISBN: 0152026142
  • The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton; ISBN: 0395181569
  • Where Do I Live?, by Neil Chesanow; ISBN: 0812092414

Indicators:

  1. Identify community traffic signs and symbols, and know their meanings (e.g., stop sign, hazard symbols, pedestrian crossing, bike route, recreational, blind or deaf child signs).
  2. Describe how geographic aspects of the area affect a community and influence culture (e.g., river, mountain, and desert).
  3. Describe ways in which people have modified the physical environment in a community (e.g., building roads, clearing land for homes, and mining).

Objective 2:
Demonstrate geographic skills on a map and a globe.

Books Books

  • Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills, by Scot Ritchie; ISBN: 1554532744
  • Geography from A to Z, by Jack Knowlton; ISBN: 0064460991
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw; ISBN: 0-590-42875-6
  • Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography), by Wil Mara; ISBN: 0516259822
  • Map Keys (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography), by Rebecca Aberg; ISBN: 0516277731
  • Mapping Penny’s World, by Loreen Leedy; ISBN: 0805072624
  • Maps and Globes, by Jack Knowlton; ISBN: 0064460495
  • My Map Book, by Sara Finelly; ISBN: 0060264551
  • The Armadillo from Amarillo, by Lynne Cherry; ISBN: 0152019553
  • The Continents, by Jennifer Waters; ISBN: 0756503787
  • The Seven Continents (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography), by Wil Mara; ISBN: 0516225340
  • Where Do I Live?, by Neil Chesanow; ISBN: 0812092414

Indicators:

  1. Identify and use information on a map and on a globe (e.g., map key or legend, simple grid systems, physical features, compass rose).
  2. Compare and contrast the difference between maps and globes.
  3. Locate your city, the State of Utah, and the United States on a variety of maps or on a globe.
  4. Locate and label the following on a map or a globe: the seven continents, the five oceans, the poles, and the equator.
  5. Using a map or a globe, link cultures/nationalities within your community to their place of origin.
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Standard III (Financial Literacy): Students will explain how the economy meets human needs through the interaction of producers and consumers.

Objective 1:
Describe how producers and consumers work together in the making and using of goods and services.

Books Books

  • Bananas from Manolo to Margie, by George Ancona; ISBN: 0395547873
  • Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco; ISBN 0-590-46244-X
  • City Green, by DyAnne Di Salvo-Ryan; ISBN 068812786X
  • Community Helpers From A to Z, by Bobbie Kalman; ISBN: 0865054045
  • Kids Career Library, by Newbridge (available from http://www.newbridgeonline.com/); Item #810256 (6-book set)
  • Make Me a Peanut Butter Sandwich, by Ken Robbins; ISBN: 0-590-43551-5
  • Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney; ISBN 0140505393
  • On The Town: A Community Adventure, by Judith Casely; ISBN: 0060295848
  • Our Community, by Newbridge (available from http://www.newbridgeonline.com/); Item #810255 (6-book set)
  • Pancakes, Pancakes, by Eric Carle; ISBN: 0-590-44453-0
  • The Oxcart Man, by Donald Hall; ISBN: 0-590-42242-1
  • The Quiltmakers Gift, by Jeff Brumbeau; ISBN 0-439-30910-7
  • What Is A Community From A to Z, by Bobbie Kalman; ISBN: 0865054142
  • Where Does This Come From? Bubble Gum, by H.I. Peeples; ISBN: 0809244098

Indicators:

  1. Define and explain the difference between producing and consuming.
  2. Explain ways in which people can be both consumers and producers of goods and services.
  3. Recognize that people supply goods and services based on what people want.
  4. Identify examples of technology that people use (e.g., automobiles, computers, telephones).
  5. Identify how technology affects the way people live (work and play).

Objective 2:
Describe the choices people make in using goods and services.

Books Books

  • Grandpa’s Corner Store, by Dyanne Disalve-ryan; ISBN: 0688167160
  • Save, Spend, Or Donate?: A Book About Managing Money, by Nancy Loewen; ISBN: 140480952X
  • The Go-Around Dollar, by Barbara Johnston Adams; ISBN: 0027000311

Indicators:

  1. Explain the goods and services that businesses provide.
  2. Explain the services that government provides.
  3. Explain different ways to pay for goods and services (i.e., cash, checks, credit cards).
  4. Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services.
  5. Explain reasons and ways to save money (e.g., to buy a bicycle or MP3 player, piggy bank, bank, credit union, savings account).
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