Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 2
Interest Level 1-4
Build literacy skills and social studies content-area knowledge while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook social studies curriculum offers an integrated ELA approach to specifically address Colorado content standards for social studies, English language arts, and English language development.
This series features dynamic student texts, creative lesson plans, inquiry-based analysis of primary sources, interactive student engagement, and integrated technology. Seamlessly integrate social studies instruction into the ELA block with everything needed to support instruction and the flexibility of multiple instructional settings. Take the guesswork out of what materials to use with historically accurate content that fully aligns to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for Social Studies.
Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 2 Kit features:
- Prepare students for college, career, and civic life
- Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Facilitate authentic discussions among students
- Inquiry-based learning through discussion questions, document-based assessments, and primary source analysis activities
- Content addresses all social studies disciplines (geography, history, economics, and civics)
- Lesson plans with extension ideas to develop citizenship, civic and democratic values, and encourage public service
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Readers in the Kit
Fishers Then and Now 6-Pack
Fishing is one of the oldest jobs around! Readers can explore the long history of fishing, the evolution of fishing tools over time, and the development of the modern-day fishing industry.
Camping Constitution 6-Pack with Audio
Learn about the Constitution while acting out this script about children creating a camping constitution! Differentiated roles allow teachers to accommodate a range of reading levels, so all students can feel successful while building fluency!
Coming to America 6-Pack
America is a country that is filled with many immigrants. In this fascinating book, readers will learn some of the many reasons immigrants choose to become American citizens.
Money and Trade in Our World 6-Pack
This nonfiction book will teach young readers the various services and goods that countries around the world provide. Readers will also be exposed to the different forms of money and the difference between wants and needs.
RT: Helping Hands 6-Pack with Audio
Build fluency while acting out this story of family and friends who help a mother who breaks her leg! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.
You Can Count On Me! 6-Pack
People count on good citizens to make America a great country. In this inspiring nonfiction book, readers will learn what they can do to be good citizens, what leaders do to help citizens, and what rules good citizens follow.
Mapping Our Nation 6-Pack
Readers learn about the different areas of the United States in this stimulating nonfiction title. Featuring vividly colored examples of various maps, including physical, political, and thematic, this book will have readers engaged and inspired!
Money and Trade in Our Nation 6-Pack
Young readers will learn how trading and buying goods and services is beneficial to many people. Readers will also learn to understand the differences between wants and needs.
Where People Live 6-Pack
This 6-Pack explores population growth in the United States. The dynamic primary source images and supportive text will engage first grade students as they compare and contrast the past and present.
Farmers Then and Now 6-Pack
What was being a farmer like in the past? Readers can find out in this refreshing book that compares farming and farming equipment of today with farming of the past.
I'll Lead the Way! 6-Pack
Learn what it takes to be a good leader in this interesting nonfiction book. Featuring vivid images, supportive text, and a helpful table of contents, glossary, and index, children will be eager to learn about and practice being a good leader!
Mapping Our World 6-Pack
This informative book teaches readers about the seven continents and how to recognize them on maps. Through supportive text, vibrant images, and a helpful glossary, index, and table of contents, readers will learn about map basics.
What Makes a Town? 6-Pack
There are many different places and people that make up a town. Through colorful images and easy-to-read text, early readers learn the important aspects of town communities and are encouraged to look for some of the similarities in their own towns!
Diplomacy Makes a Difference 6-Pack
This primary source reader integrates social studies content knowledge and language arts instruction and helps second grade students learn about diplomacy and foreign relations. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
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