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)


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


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)



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.







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


Interdisciplinary Connections