How Does Culture Impact the Way We Live?
In this unit, the story of the Clotilda Africans is the backdrop to learning about cultural values. Students will see how they incorporated many of the Yoruba cultural values they had learned as children in West Africa into their new community of Africatown, located in Alabama. They will have opportunities to reflect on the cultural values that are important to them and their families.
“As a second and third grade teacher for the entirety of my career I had long taught students history through inquiry. Seeing students explore history in this way has been SUCH a joy! Lightbulb moments galore! A teacher’s dream!...unlike lessons I had taught in the past, I didn’t have to find the primary sources. I didn’t have to research them. I didn’t have to write the lesson plan from scratch. I didn’t have to do anything but read the lesson plan… and teach the lesson!”
“I just used the first lesson in the Mapping Unit. It was so great to get students talking about what they noticed and also expand their thinking on how maps have a special purpose to the user.”
"I love that students got to look at REAL court cases! And it was so easy to use!"
"I liked the simplicity of the handouts. Not too much there to be overwhelming--just enough. Simple, clear directions. The photographs of the clues were great for the students to have."
Other Private i History Detective Units for Grade 2
Why Do We Need Maps?Grade 2
Why Do People Move?Grade 2