Social Studies 2 A
In this course, students course will begin to explore the basic fundamentals of social studies including culture, geography, and economics.
In this course, students course will begin to explore the basic fundamentals of social studies including culture, geography, and economics. They will explore the ancient cultures of China, Africa, and the Celts through ancient folk tales and fables. They will create a photo book that describes the significant events in their own lives. They will examine the importance of geography and direction. Students will learn how to locate boundaries while using a world map. They will develop a basic understanding of map symbols as they locate continents, the equator, and oceans. Students will also learn to identify on a map where they live, as well as nearby rivers, mountain ranges, and lakes. They will learn about economics and the role that money plays in every civilization. They will take a closer look at the economy of the Celtic people. Students will learn the difference between natural, human, and capital resources. They will begin to understand the exchange of money for goods and services. . Students will learn about desirable human qualities through the use of fables such as “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” And look at individuals who have made a difference in the greater community, such as Rosa Parks and Susan B. Anthony. Students will examine the diversity of the community they live in.