2nd Grade Social Studies

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Our 2nd grade Social Studies curriculum focuses on community. They also do work with maps and map keys.  When I found this resource I thought it was perfect for a 2nd grade lesson.  I used the Map Maker resource from a web site that is full of resources that are great for using on an Interactive Whiteboard but can also be used on individual computers. My 2nd grade classes created a map, took a screen shot of the map and then used their screen shot in Comic Life.  since their community focus in Social Studies stresses that community is where people live, work, play and solve problems that was the focus of what they then wrote about using text boxes in Comic Life. Here’s my sample project but the kids did a fantastic job on theirs.

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  1. This is perfect for teaching community! Tying it into comic life with a screen shot so that students can write about their maps is a fantastic idea. I’m passing this one on to our first and second grade teachers today. Thanks!

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