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Geography

This unit is a part of the 2nd grade Social Studies curriculum. Students look at the key features of maps and communities and differentiate natural and human characteristics. Through Google Classroom, students work collaboratively to develop their own communities, including the development of a map with key features about their community. 

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In this unit, students will choose a culture from somewhere in the world to research and present. Students will be expected to gather information from a variety of sources and note that information down. Students will then choose a medium for presenting their information in a Seesaw video and in-person to community members.

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In this unit, students will learn about how places in a community tell us about the people who live and work there. Experiences in this unit include a walking field trip to a local shopping area. Students will create maps, inquire about communities, and express opinions about important parts of our community.

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Students will learn about their community through studying and creating maps. They will also learn about the natural and human characteristics of their community and write brochures to convince people to visit their community.

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Students will study, learn, & demonstrate knowledge of Eastern Africa in the areas of landforms, history, & life today.

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Students choose and research a state using online search sites, and then using an online template, log their research.  Research includes the geography, economy, and history of the state, in addition to other facts such as interesting places to visit and a comparison of their chosen state to their home state of Michigan.  Students write a draft of their report, a final typed version o

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Students will investigate the Silk Road to learn about the beginnings of globalization, and study the process of globalization, global trade, comparative advantage, design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. Students will consider if globalization results in more positive or negative contributions to our communities and society as whole.

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With some 250 ethnic groups and over 450 linguistic groups, Nigeria can be a challenging country to understand. By dividing the country into three broad cultural regions, however, students can make generalizations about the diverse physical environment, ethnic groups, culture and economy of Nigeria.

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Students will become familiar with terms, arguments and case studies involving globalization.

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Throughout the school year, student have studied the five regions of the United States. In the culminating project, students will be assigned a state to report upon. Students will be required to include detailed information about their state, including (but not limited to) descriptions of:

  • The state’s geography and natural resources

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