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Social Studies

Introduction

Butterfly Social Studies grade two is the only Social Studies book available in Pakistan that develops life and civic skills through carefully developed contents and end of chapter activities.

This book includes ten key life skills from the most recognised 4H model of life skills. Each life skills is developed with the help of stories and events from real life. Each life skill has sufficient practice material to help children develop that particular life skill. The life skills included in this book are:

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Self motivation
  3. Disease prevention
  4. Planning
  5. Healthy life style choices
  6. Concern for others
  7. Healthy choices
  8. keeping record
  9. Goals setting
  10. Wise use of resources

This social studies book also incorporates civic skills recommended by numerous international curriculums. Again, each civic skill is developed through activities and worksheet provided at the end of the chapter. The civic skills included in this social studies syllabus book are:

  1. Finding reasons..
  2. Setting goals..
  3. Finding strength and weakness
  4. Making schedule
  5. Making poster
  6. Mapping
  7. Comparing
  8. Making timelines

The contents  come from interesting stories from our home and environment. The content included in this book are age appropriate, relevant and interesting for children of this age.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 2 (Social Studies)

Students should be able to:

S.No.TargetsChapters
 

1.

Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Father of Nation

 

2.Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
 

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3.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

 

 

 

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4.

Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

 

 

 

 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.2
Identify the main topic of a multi paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
 

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5.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topics or subject area.

 

    

 

 

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
 

Traffic Signs

 

 

 

6.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.7
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

 

 

 

Past and Present

 

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.9
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
 

Living Planet

A much better Place

 

 

 

7.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10
By the end of year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

 

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8.

Writing

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g. Because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
 

Taste and Health

 

9.Production and Distribution of Writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

 

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10.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

 

 

 

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