Grade 2 Social Studies

The social studies curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of an individual's social responsibility within a community. The program gives students an opportunity to explore heroes in history and notable figures who have worked to make positive changes in the world. The students are introduced to geography through the study of continents and mapping skills. Together they foster a knowledge and appreciation for different world cultures and lifestyles.

Our second grade students will:

  • identify, classify, and differentiate among a range of landforms, countries, and cities
  • utilize a variety of maps such as transit, weather, and geographical to gather information
  • develop mapping skills: scale, keys, and direction
  • identify positive behaviors and values of leaders and heroes
  • apply and practice research skills including familiarity with a variety of nonfiction sources
  • learn to use primary, secondary and electronic sources
  • compare and contrast cultures, customs, and celebrations around the world