Grade 2 Local Historical Sites

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject Social Studies                                             

Grade 2

Unit 7: Local Historical Sites                                     

Pacing: May-June

Essential Question(s):

What are the important local historical sites?

Big Idea(s):

Local historical sites are important in our city.

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

Priority:

1.2.2: Identify and explain the significance of local historical sites.

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

 

Savin Rock – (Thomas Painter – went to Savin Rock and saw British ships ready to invade).

 

Campbell Avenue – (British General William Campbell saved the Church on the Green from being burned down).

 

Cemetery at the Church on the Green

 

Ward-Heitmann House – Oldest house in West Haven that was built in 1725. On the National Register of Historical Places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify and explain the significance of local historical sites.

 

 

1,2

 

 

Assessments

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

Pre-Assessment 1.2.2

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

Post-Assessment 1.2.2

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Big and/or Small Books

Field Trip to Ward-Heitmann House

Pre & Post Assessment 1.2.2

West Haven Packet

Ward-Heitmann House Museum sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections