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Unit Plan: Communality

Lesson Plan for Monday


Grade: 2nd
Social Studies Strand: Geography
Submitted By: Deborah Thompson


EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science
Nevada State College Spring 2014
Instructor: Karen Powell
Lesson Plan for Monday Strand: Geography submitted by: Deborah Thompson

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B. Summary of the Lesson Plan:
This social studies lesson is for 2
nd
grade students to learn about the certain activities that
occur in a community, as well as what activates their classmates do in the community.
This lesson will be completed using Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook
Neighborhoods (p.36-39).
C. Basic Information:
Grade Level: 2 grade
Time to Complete this Lesson: Approximately 50 minutes
Groupings: Whole group discussion, partners for discussion, independent work for
assessment
D. Materials:
List of questions written on the board for whole group discussion.
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
textbook Neighborhoods (p.36-39).


E. Objectives:
o NV State Social Studies Standards
G6.2.2 - Describe neighborhoods and communities as places where people live,
work, and play.
o Student-Friendly Standards
G6.2.2 - I can explain neighborhoods and communities as places where people
live, work, and play.



Lesson Plan for Monday Strand: Geography submitted by: Deborah Thompson

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F. Vocabulary
activity something that you spend time doing
community a place where groups of people live
neighborhood a part of a city of town
community center a place where people go to meet other people and do things
G. Procedure:
1. Review Get Set to Read on TE 36
Explain the list of questions students will asking each other.
Call students attention to the neighborhood activities on pg. 37
Identify & discuss some activities that occur in different neighborhoods.
Introduce vocabulary (activity, community, neighborhood, community center )
2. As a class have the students take turns reading p. 36-39
3. Share with the class what are some activities in your community
Examples to write on the board and share with class (mailing letters at Post Office, having a
picnic in the park, going to the Public Library to read a new book)
4. Ask the questions from the margins in TE, to prepare students for independent practice.
(TE 36) What is a neighborhood?
(TE 37) What are some things you see on the neighborhood map on page 37?
(TE 38) What is a community?
(TE 38) How many neighborhoods are named on the map of Tampa community on page 38?
H. Assessment:
What will you use to measure student understanding?
I will have the students write down their answers to list of questions on the board. ( see attached)
Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson.
Lesson Plan for Monday Strand: Geography submitted by: Deborah Thompson

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Students must correctly describe neighborhoods and communities as places where people live,
work, and play
I. Closure:
Brief discussion about ways to improve a neighborhood.


Assessment questions

What is an activity?
What is a community?
What is a neighborhood?
What is a community center?
What activities are done at a community center?
What are some places that you visit in your neighborhood?
What are some of the activities that you do in your community with your friends?
What are some of the activities that you do with your family in your community?