Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario, Grade 2 An Inquiry Approach By Jennifer E. Lawson Series: Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Social Science, Elementary Show edition details Softcover, coil bound : 9781553795124, 216 pages, September 2014 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799511, 220 pages, June 2021 Softcover, coil bound $145.00 Ebook (PDF) $116.00 View Table of Contents Download Digital Resources Read Excerpt Share: Table of contents Introduction to Hands-On Social Studies, Grade 2 1 Program Introduction 2 What Is Social Studies? 2 The Goals of Social Studies 2 The Inquiry Approach to Social Studies 2 Hands-On Social Studies Concepts and Expectations 3 Overall Expectations 3 Concepts of Social Studies Thinking 3 Big Ideas 3 Specific Expectations 3 Hands-On Social Studies Program Principles 3 Program Implementation 4 Program Resources 4 Introduction to the Unit 4 Lessons 5 Accommodating Diverse Learners 6 Classroom Environment 6 Planning Units (Time Lines) 7 Classroom Management 7 Social Studies Skills: Guidelines for Teachers 7 Communication 7 Research 11 Hands-On Social Studies Assessment Plan 12 The Hands-On Social Studies Assessment Plan 12 Assessment for Learning 13 Assessment as Learning 13 Assessment of Learning 14 Performance Assessment 14 Portfolios 15 Summative Achievement Levels 15 Important Note for Teachers 15 References 15 Social Studies Achievement Chart 16 Assessment Blackline Masters 18 Strand A: Heritage and Identity Unit 2A: Changing Family and Community Traditions 29 Unit Overview 30 Curricular Expectations 31 Concepts of Social Studies Thinking: Success Criteria 33 Cross-Curricular Connections 34 Books for Students 35 Websites and Videos 38 Introduction to the Unit 39 1 Launching the Unit: What’s in a Name? 41 2 Investigating Countries of Origin 49 3 What Is Culture? 54 4 Family Time Lines 58 5 Family Diversity 66 6 Family Traditions 71 7 Changing Times 75 8 Community Diversity 80 9 Changes in My Community 84 10 Community Traditions and Celebrations 91 11 Celebrations Over Time 95 12 Culminating Activity: A Class Celebration 107 References for Teachers 115 Strand B: People and Environments Unit 2B: Global Communities 117 Unit Overview 118 Curricular Expectations 119 Concepts of Social Studies Thinking: Success Criteria 121 Cross-Curricular Connections 122 Books for Students 123 Websites and Videos 125 Introduction to the Unit 126 1 Launching the Unit: Our World 129 2 Getting Around the World with Atlases, Maps, and Globes 136 3 Exploring Cold and Hot Regions of the World 143 4 Living in Different Climates 152 5 Meeting Our Needs: Clothing 157 6 Meeting Our Needs: Shelter 160 7 Meeting Our Needs: Food 164 8 Meeting Our Needs: Water 167 9 Natural Environments and Ways of Life 173 10 Plants and Animals Around the World 180 11 Daily Life Around the World 190 12 Inquiry Through Interview 195 13 Culminating Activity: Our World’s Fair 200 References for Teachers 209 Appendix: Image Banks 211About the Contributors 216 Related Media A custom-written social studies resource for Ontario's grade 2 curriculum. Description Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario, Grade 2 is filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activities. This book is divided into two units: Changing Family and Community Traditions Global Communities With materials for both teachers and students, this resource includes many familiar great features: curriculum correlation charts; summary charts showing expectations; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; downloadable image banks and reproducible student materials; and hands-on, student-centred activities. Exciting new features include: ideas for extending the learning opportunities for self-reflection and activating prior knowledge authentic assessment for, as, and of learning opportunities the five components of the inquiry model concepts of social studies thinking, guided inquiry questions, and learning goals support for developing historical thinking skills This resource, developed by experienced educators, focuses on the goals of the Ontario Social Studies curriculum as identified by the Ontario Ministry (2013) and adheres to the Growing Success document for assessment, evaluating, and reporting in Ontario schools. Download the FREE digital resources (image banks and reproducibles) that accompany this book by following the instructions printed on the first page of the Appendix.