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1 Course Title: People We Know Grade: 2 Credits: 1.0 Lessons per week: 2/3 (total 36 weeks) Subject Philosophy: Course Summary: is a vehicle for examining and developing our own biblical worldview and exploring the worldview of others. God is relational, and made us in His image. We study His purpose for man in relationship to one another and stewardship of the world. The many branches of Social Studies awaken a sense of citizenship in a cultural context. History, Geography, Economics, Government, Civics and Sociology sensitize students to their role in their immediate and larger communities. As we study the past, we can understand the structure of the present, and have a framework for planning the future. This course builds a foundational knowledge of the 5 themes of Geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions). It introduces students to the basics of government, geography, environment, history, culture and economics. The students will learn the material through a variety of projects, activities and literature. The course uses the Harcourt Text People We Know.

2 Grade Two Benchmarks 1. HISTORY I can pick out the main events of a story and put them in order using words I can predict what the effect of actions will be based on past experience and observation I can compare and contrast the lives of people in the past and in the present. 2. GEOGRAPHY I can identify topographical features of the earth, including the seven continents, mountains, deserts, hills, plains, and bodies of water I can understand the diversity of human cultures through comparing and contrasting the different countries, civilizations, and other groups of people studied I can identify how changes in the environment affect how people live I can create a basic map, including a legend I can compare and contrast the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities. 3. SKILLS I can compare and contrast my viewpoint with the viewpoints of others I can use a variety of sources to find information I can use my viewpoint to discuss matters with others and make decisions together I can identify how the cultures of my peers influence their views I can identify specific ways that my actions could affect my community I can explain reasons that someone might have a different viewpoint from my own. I can create a simple graphic organizer from given information. 4. ECONOMICS I can identify decisions my family and I have made based on wants and needs I can understand the difference between goods and a service. 5. GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP I can identify principles of justice and injustice when presented with specific examples I can analyze the purpose of rules made by key figures in my community I can identify the symbols, songs, and locations that represent my host community.

3 Topic 1: Geography Review (1 week) Activities Unit 1 Geography Themes, Globes, Maps, Terms 1.2.1, Topic 2: Governing the People (6 weeks) Activities Unit 1 Citizens in a Community Unit 2 Government for the People , 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.5.1, Romans 12:16 1 Peter 2:13-17 (The Romans 13:1 (The Unit 3 Our Leaders Unit 4 Our Country s Government Unit 5 Community Governments

4 Topic 3: The World Around Us (6 weeks) Activities Unit 6 Maps and Locations Unit 7 North America 1.2.1, Genesis 1 Numbers 35: John 3:17 Galatians 6:10 Unit 8 Seasons and Climate Unit 9 World Regions Topic 4: Using Our ( 6 weeks) Activities Unit 10 Land and Water Unit 11 People Settle 1.1.2, , 1.2.3, 1.2.4, Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents

5 Unit 12 Changing Our Environment Unit 13 Correcting Communities Topic 5: People Long Ago ( 4 weeks) Activities Unit 14 People and Places Change Unit 15 Citizenship (Voting) 1.1.1, 1.1.2, , 1.5.1, Peter 2:13-17 (The Romans 13:1 (The make a family tree make a timeline of family history take a class vote or a school wide vote Topic 6: Country Arriving (2 weeks) Activities Unit 16 Country Arriving Romans 12:16

6 Topic 7: A World of Many People ( 5 weeks) Activities Unit 17 World Cultures Unit 18 Many People, One Country 1.2.2, , 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.6, Romans 12:16 Unit 19 Celebrating Culture Topic 8: People in the Marketplace ( 6 weeks) Activities Unit 20 Producers and Consumers Unit 21 Work and Income 1.3.1, 1.3.5, 1.4.1, Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents Unit 22 From Factory to You

7 Unit 23 How Much and How Many Unit 24 Barter and Trade Academy Owned : *Harcourt Grade 2 A Child s View Teacher s Guide and student texts

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