T9 Social Issues - Grades 1-2

Grades 1 and 2: Theme: Social Issues & Culture

1st Grade Theme Book: Cleversticks


1st Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • A Rainbow of Friends by P. K. Hallinan. Ideals Children’s Books, 1994.
  • Different Just Like Me by Lori Mitchell. Charlesbridge, 1999.
  • Michael Never Gives Up by Marcy Munsterteiger. Concerned Communications. 2002.
  • People by Peter Spier. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980.

1st Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Cleversticks? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • Crow Boy by Taro Yashima, Penguin Group, 1976. ISBN 0 14 050.172X

Technology Ideas

  • Create a slideshow of "different just like me" ways that we are all similar and different.
  • If your class is fairly homogeneous, connect with Skype to another Adventist class in a more urban area to share and learn together.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
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Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here


2nd Grade Theme Book: I Miss Grandpa


2nd Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Will My Pet Go To Heaven? by Steven Wohlberg. Review & Herald Publishing, 2002.
  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman. Harper Collins Children’s Books, 1996.

2nd Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with I Miss Grandpa? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • It Must Hurt A Lot by Doris Sanford, Multnomah Press,1986. ISBN 0-88070-131-5

Technology Ideas

  • Have students make a digital story about someone they love spending time with and have them share it with them.
  • Invite one or more remote grandparents to connect to the class via Skype to share with the class.
  • Use concept mapping software (such as Kidspiration or SmartBoard's SmartIdeas) to make the venn diagram comparison.
  • Connect to another class via Skype and share illustrated Cinquain poems.
  • Use VoiceThread for students to set up questions for their grandparents, and then have the grandparents respond to the questions recording their answers on VoiceThread. This allows the class to listen in too.
  • If you have standards-based videoconferencing (H.323, Polycom, LifeSize) or Skype, connect to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Butterflies program.
  • Create a butterfly multimedia presentation.
  • Graph health information with Graph Club or online Create a Graph.


Websites

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"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Sadly, there are many elderly people in local nursing homes who never get to see their family, and would love to have an "adopted grandchild". Talk with the social director of a local nursing home, and ask them to pick some good candidates for the project. Take students regularly to visit their "adopted grandparent". Take pictures, treats, and projects the students have made. Take time to play a game together. This activity will teach students to show the type of love and care that Jesus showed while he was on this Earth.
  • Have a learning center where pictures books are available to browse about grandparents, or other family relationships, especially distance relationships. Take some time to read some or all of these books to the class over the course of the unit.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.

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