Connect and Explore - American Symbols, Landmarks, & Holidays
Have the video, Coming to America, playing as students enter for first lesson.
We live in a great big wonderful world! Our 2nd graders are taking a closer look at our country, the United States of America, to learn more about the history, symbols, landforms, and everything that makes our country unique.
- Where have you been?
- Where would you like to go?
- What makes us unique?
This phase is intended to:
Connect students to the topic and spark their interest in learning more.
- Activate background knowledge
- Build curiosity
- Allow time for further topic exploration independently or in small groups
- Begin questioning