What our lesson guides include
Overview: The SS History Learning Roadmap Gr1-2 lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique areas of social studies. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NCSS standards. In total, the SS History guide includes 18 lessons.
Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The social studies roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: civics, economics, geography, and history. This roadmap includes the lessons for the 1-2 grade band in history. It lists list the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.
Because there is no national standard for teaching topics related to social studies, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the SS History Learning Roadmap Gr1-2 lesson guide includes separate lessons for slavery and Harriet Tubman. You could teach both lessons at the same time during a day or week dedicated to that topic. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!
SS History Learning Roadmap Gr1-2 lesson guide
The learning roadmap for the social studies history subjects includes 18 lesson plans. The topics vary from the printing press to how to create a timeline to Pocahontas. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NCSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.
Social Studies History Lessons
- Cultures of the World—This lesson teaches students about many different cultures around the earth. Students will discover cool facts about what culture means and how different aspects of life, such as food and religion, shape a society’s culture. They will also learn how to respect people whose cultures differ from their own. This lesson is for students in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade.
- Thanksgiving Origins—Our Thanksgiving Origins lesson plan teaches students about how this holiday came to exist. Students will learn how how it evolved and discuss the lasting impact of its beginnings today. They will also discover the role of the Native Americans in the first Thanksgiving. This lesson is for students in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade.