Grade 2 Man-made vs. Physical

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject Social Studies                                             

Grade 2

Unit 6: Man-made vs. Physical                                   

Pacing: May-June

Characteristics of West Haven                                                                                          

Essential Question(s):

Compare and Contrast the physical (natural) and man-made characteristics of our city.

Big Idea(s):

There are many different kinds of physical (natural) and man-made characteristics in West Haven.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.4.1: Compare and contrast man-made and physical characteristics in their town (e.g., rivers, lakes, town hall, high school).

Supporting:

2.1.1: Access information from print materials with assistance.

2.1.2: Use dictionaries and other print materials to gather information.

2.3: Write one –to two – sentence descriptions of historical events people and/or places.

2.4: Ask relevant questions on social studies topics.

2.5: Prepare maps and/or drawings of one’s bedroom, house, or neighborhood.

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

 

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

 

Physical (Natural) Characteristics – made by nature. (Examples include: the beach, Oyster River, Savin Rock/Bradley Point, Lake Phipps, Lake on Lake Street, West River, Long Island Sound).

Man-Made Characteristics – made by people. (Examples include: Railroad, The Green, Town Hall, schools, Police Station, Painter Park, Library, Campbell Avenue, and Interstate 95).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare and contrast man-made and physical characteristics in their town (e.g., rivers, lakes, town hall, high school).

 

 

 

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Pre-Assessment 1.4.1

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Post-Assessment 1.4.1

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Packet for tour of West Haven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Physical (Natural) Characteristics

Man-made Characteristics