Grade 2 Curriculum

Unit: Grade 2

Healthy Habits

Essential Questions:

What are the parts of the body?

What does my body need?

What are the five senses?

What are the body parts associated with the senses?

Unit Subjects:

Science

Math

Language arts

Student Understandings:

Students will develop an understanding of the parts of the body.

Students will develop an understanding of what is needed by living things to survive.

Students will develop an understanding of what it means to be healthy and how to stay healthy.

Students will develop an understanding of the five senses and identify adjectives used to describe things.

 

Unit: Grade 2

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Saving Our Planet

Essential Questions:

What is earth?

How can we take care of our planet?

Why is it important for us to take care of our earth?

What will happen if we don't take care of our earth?

What is pollution?

What is happening because of pollution?

Unit Subjects:

Social studies

Mathematics

Language arts

Student Understandings:

Students will understand how they can help their environment.

Students will understand how our actions have an impact on the environment.

Students will understand the terms reduce, reuse and recycle.

Students will become more aware of our environment and the negative impact our actions have on the environment.

Students will understand what pollution is and the different types of pollution.

Students will brainstorm ways we can stop pollution.

Students will investigate what pollution is doing to us and to living things.

Students will understand what waste is.

Students will classify waste.

Students will brainstorm ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle in Sudan.

 

Unit: Grade 2

Continents of the World

Essential Questions:

How am I alike and different from those around the world?

Why is it important to understand the different cultures of the world?

Where do you live?

Where are you from?

Where have you been?

Unit Subjects:

Social studies

Language arts

Mathematics

Student Understandings:

Students will identify the continents of the world and the oceans of the world

Students will learn about the different cultures in their classrooms.

Students will understand that different cultures have different customs.

Students will compare and contrast cultures from around the world.

Students will develop an understanding of the vastness of the world we live in.

 

Unit: Grade 2

Markets of the World

Essential Questions:

How do humans interact with one another?

What might they need and want from each other, and how can they trade?

How do markets work?

What services do people provide for each other?

Unit Subjects:

Social studies

Language arts

Mathematics

Student Understandings:

Students will distinguish between needs and wants.

Students will understand why people make choices about how to satisfy wants and needs.

Students will know roles resources play in our daily lives.

Students will give examples of institutions that are part of economic systems.

Students will describe how we depend upon workers with specialized jobs.

Students will distinguish between goods and services and know how they can be exchanged.

Students will identify different types of markets around the world.

Students will compare different types of transportation for transporting goods to markets.

 

Unit: Grade 2

Changes in Matter

Essential Questions:

  • What is matter?
  • What are the different types of matter?
  • What are the different properties of matter?
  • Where is matter?

Unit Subjects:

Science

Mathematics

Language arts

Student Understandings:

Students will be able to identify the solid, liquid and gas form of water (ice, water, water vapor).

Students will understand the difference between a solid, liquid and gas.