Welcome To 2nd Grade
Unit 4 Plan
Length of Unit -6 weeks
Description-In this unit, students will learn about how change affects us.
Overview-Throughout this unit, students will explore the three stages of matter, and how matter can change from one state to another through research including traditional and hands-on labs, nonfiction reading, and audio-visual materials. Students will also explore different types of cultural changes that took place in America, and in our communities as many new people immigrated to America, as well as, the religious culture of our catholic community. This will include changing beliefs, customs, foods, and language. Students will explore these topics through realistic fiction, nonfiction, high frequency vocabulary, map skills, and audio-visual aids. In addition, the students will explore changes in the text of a story using sequencing and plot charts, as well as, the changing sounds made by certain vowel combinations. In math, we will explore telling time; with digital and traditional clocks, and the value of money. This will include counting and making change, as well as, associated vocabulary.
Essential Question-How is our world constantly changing?
Catholic Identity Elements- Students will learn the culture of the Catholic Church community. Using our text Blessed Are We and additional activities we will discuss what people in our church community believe, celebrate, and what foods and traditions are associated with these events. The students will learn more about vocabulary such as Reconciliation, Lent, the Eucharist, Communion, The Stations of the Cross, Holy Week, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
Objectives-Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what we as individuals and a society can learn by exploring the changes in our world. In science, students will be able to describe through words and drawings the components of the three states of matter, and some facts about how a substance changes from one state to another. In Social Studies, students will demonstrate an understanding of what our country, and surrounding communities went through in terms of cultural changes over time using nonfictional materials. These resources include traditional text books, trade books, as well as, technology. Students will be able to explain immigration, and how and why people came to America to live. In addition, they will continue to learn more about how to apply map skills such as direction using a map key, and compass rose. They will make connections using these skills to the changes in maps in their daily life. Students will also be able to make connections between characteristics of our church’s culture, and how our community’s celebrate together in similar ways, and differently. In Math, students will be able to demonstrate multiple ways of telling time. This will include digital and traditional clocks, vocabulary affiliated with telling time; half past, quarter to, and a quarter after. Also, students will learn the value of money, counting and making change, and problem solving with money.