Second Grade World Village Project Ideas

St. John’s Episcopal School
Grade: 2
Archer/Rippen - Cofino

Month
Process
Content
Skills
September
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains an intriguing aspect of American culture (video)
1. What are my pre-conceptions of American culture – What makes me American?
2. How can I make a personal connection with another?
1. Explore and understand American culture and the meaning of its symbols
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
October
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains an intriguing aspect of Thai culture (photo diaries)
1. What are my pre-conceptions of Thai culture – What does it mean to be Thai?
2. How can I make a personal connection with another?
1. Explore and understand Thai culture and the meaning of its symbols
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
November
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains American and Thai geography (Google Earth)
1. Where is America in relation to the rest of the world?
2. Where is Thailand in relation to the rest of the world?
3. How are our landscapes similar and different?
1. Explore and understand Thai and American geography
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
December/Jan
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains holiday traditions in both cultures.(adjective books)
4. Send gifts in the mail – (Christmas Crackers).
1. How are holiday customs in both cultures similar and different?
2. How can I celebrate my customs while appreciating the customs of others?
1. Explore and understand Thai holidays.
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
February
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies the friendships that have been created through this project. (podcast songs)
1. What have I learned about my Thai friends?
2. What have I learned about myself?
1. Explore and understand cross-cultural friendships and collaboration.
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
March / April
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains Thai animals (pormanto wikis).
1. What animals live in Thailand?
2. How are they uniquely suited to their environment?
1. Explore and understand Thai wildlife.
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
March / April
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains Thai animals (pormanto wikis).
1. What animals live in Thailand?
2. How are they uniquely suited to their environment?
1. Explore and understand Thai wildlife.
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Work as a team
May
1. Work in teams of 4, brainstorming and collaboration
2. Internet research
3. Creative activity that embodies or explains the experience of this World Village Project (eBooks).
1. How are children in Thailand like me?
2. What have I learned from this project?
3. How can I reach out to others using the tools that I have learned through this process?
1. Explore and understand Thai culture and friendships.
2. Journal through process of discovery
3. Share independent projects with others.