2nd Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

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What is Culture?
What is Culture?
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What is Culture?
Help your students become global citizens with this lesson that teaches the about culture. Students will explore their culture and the cultures of their classmates in this engaging, hands-on activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About Landforms
All About Landforms
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All About Landforms
Through creative and engaging activities, your students will explore and learn about landforms. In this lesson, they will make their own mini dictionary of landforms.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Classroom Map
Classroom Map
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Classroom Map
Have you ever had to explain to someone where something is? Learning to create a map is a fun way to show where objects and places are.
2nd grade
Social studies
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3 Types Of Resources
3 Types Of Resources
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3 Types Of Resources
Our community relies on different kinds of resources to operate successfully. In this lesson, your students will learn how capital, human, and natural resources are all important for the functioning of a productive society.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
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Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
In this lesson, your students will learn about their roles as consumers and producers in a community through engaging activities and discussion.
2nd grade
Social studies
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My Community and I
My Community and I
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My Community and I
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of communities and will learn how to locate their communities on a map.
2nd grade
Social studies
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It's A Small World: Different Cultures
It's A Small World: Different Cultures
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It's A Small World: Different Cultures
Make your students global citizens with this lesson that has them learn about the different cultures of the world.
2nd grade
Social studies
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One Tree, Three Branches
One Tree, Three Branches
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One Tree, Three Branches
Get your kids excited about social studies with this comprehensive lesson, which will allow them to make their own visual comparisons of the three branches of the United States government.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About the Thirteen Colonies
All About the Thirteen Colonies
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All About the Thirteen Colonies
Teach your students about the location of the first thirteen states on the United States map. Use this lesson plan to let them sing and move their bodies to learn about the thirteen colonies.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Different Communities
Different Communities
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Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Have your students experience the act of trading goods and services with bartering. In this activity, students will have the opportunity to make a deal, in order to get what they want. Better yet, make a deal without spending a cent!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Classroom Directions
Classroom Directions
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Classroom Directions
In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify what direction they are going when they move from one place to another. They'll be able to visually see directions in the classroom.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Mapping My World
Mapping My World
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Mapping My World
Give students an opportunity to show what they know! In this lesson, students will review key terms and construct a map of a familiar place. Whether it’s school or home, or a make believe place, students will enjoy mapping their world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Law of the Land
Law of the Land
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Law of the Land
In this lesson, your students will use their imaginations to picture why all communities need laws. Help them brainstorm the important role that laws and rules play in a variety of communities through these engaging activities.
2nd grade
Social studies
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One, Two, Three Resources!
One, Two, Three Resources!
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One, Two, Three Resources!
What do you use to make what you need? Resources! Students will explore the three kinds of resources producers use to create the products the use and sell.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Build a Bug!
Build a Bug!
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Build a Bug!
In this hands on activity students will explore the advantages and disadvantages of specialization and interdependence through their creation of paper bugs.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Creating a Behavior Contract in Your Classroom
Creating a Behavior Contract in Your Classroom
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Creating a Behavior Contract in Your Classroom
In this lesson, students collaborate to create a class-wide behavior contract. With your guidance, your class will develop and implement their own set of classroom rules.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Ask Me How
Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pop-Up Communities
Pop-Up Communities
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Pop-Up Communities
From teachers to farmers, many people and things together comprise a community. In this social studies lesson, students will identify and illustrate their dream community by making a pop-up card.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
Learning About Maria Tallchief
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about America's prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Career Math
Career Math
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Career Math
Help your students make the connection between what they're learning in school and how adults use math in everyday life with this art lesson. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills and share their ideas for the future.
2nd grade
Math
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2nd Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

In Education.com's second grade social studies lesson plans library, you will find many inspiring, engaging topics for kids. Teachers can utilize lesson plans related to Greek mythology, American history, foreign countries, societal norms, and holidays. Using these lesson plans, students can easily go global from the ease of their desk!