GRADE 2, UNIT 1
Why Do People Move?
People move for many different reasons. Maybe for jobs or to be closer to family. In this inquiry-based unit, students will learn all about moving. They will start by learning about the push and pull factors that cause animals to move. While learning new vocabulary, listening to stories, and examining primary source materials, students will better understand reasons why humans move. The unit ends with stories of the push and pull factors that influenced the Great Migration.
“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
How Does Culture Impact the Way We Live?Grade 2
Why Do We Need Maps?Grade 2