Second Grade Social Studies Scholars Explore US Symbols at Horizons-on-the-Hudson
As a part of the second grade social studies unit on democracy and citizenship, students explored different United States symbols in Ms. Andrew's class at Horizons-on-the-Hudson.
Students participated in several activities including working in groups to research a United States symbol in order to create an informative Google Slides presentation, contributing a mosaic-like patriotic quilt to represent the U.S symbols, and the creation of a 3D United States symbol replica using everyday materials. The class then set up their room as a United States symbols museum where their 3-D replicas were displayed and students shared facts about their symbol to the other second grade classrooms.
"This was a great experience for our second graders because our class got to practice their presentation skills and share their creations with a wider audience. This experience was beneficial to the other second grade classrooms because their introduction to this topic became a first-hand experience that was student-led and presented by their peers". - Ms. Andrews
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).