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Nystrom Young Citizens Grade 2 Connect

A comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum

Connect Young Citizens

As student understanding of the world around them deepens, so should their instruction. In grade 2 of the Young Citizens program, students will find lessons that challenge their thinking on their communities and the broader world we live in.

Inquiry & Literacy

This literary-focused, social studies curriculum features an engaging student book, detailed teacher’s guide and online platform, wet-erase maps and globes, engaging activities, leveled student readers, and more. A cast of characters provide students with additional context while exposing them to other cultures and emphasizing the concept of community.
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Hands-On

The comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum is uniquely designed to support the varied learning styles of your classroom. The diverse contents of the program encourage student-led inquiry and promote depth of knowledge. It includes hands-on maps, globes, and activities for students to develop key geographic mapping and spatial thinking skills.

Encourage Biliteracy

The curriculum fosters multilingual and biliteracy skills for young learners. English-speaking students can build biliteracy skills with the Spanish versions of the Student Book, Leveled Student Readers, and Group Activity Cards. The program also works to support ELL students when they follow along with the Spanish versions of the text.
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Technology-Based

A new elementary curriculum crafted for the modern classroom, Nystrom's Young Citizens Grade 2 has lessons that are available digitally to promote higher level thinking, and are easy to follow throughout the program. The online platform features many additional features, such as engaging activities and auto graded assessments. Both teachers and students can access content anywhere, anytime.
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Key Components

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Student Book
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Student Book

The grade-specific texts use comic-style storytelling that builds from the foundational skills. 30 Student Books are included with the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: How Do Families Change?
  • Chapter 2: How Are You Part of the School Community?
  • Chapter 3: What Brings Changes to a Neighborhood
  • Chapter 4: How Does a Town Grow?
  • Chapter 5: What Does It Take To Make a State?
  • Chapter 6: What Makes Us the United States?
  • Chapter 7: How Do People Around the World Connect?
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Leveled Student Readers
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Leveled Student Readers

The Leveled Student Readers are grade specific, and help to meet student needs with the use of both narrative and nonfiction texts. Young Citizens Grade 2 includes 7 unique titles in 4 different reading levels, 8 copies each, for a total of 224 Leveled Student Readers.Titles include:

 

  • The Late Twentieth Century: What Was Life Like?
  • Exploring Egypt: What’s Life Like?
  • Household Budget: How Do You Make a Money Plan?
  • Colonial America: What Was Life Like?
  • What is Climate? And How Does it Affect Our Lives?
  • Justice for All: How Did Thurgood Marshall and Sonia Sotomayor Change America?
  • Island of Many Wonders: What Will We See in New Guinea?
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Group Activity Cards
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Group Activity Cards

This set of information cards features rigorous content involving communities, states, and the country, and feature engaging student activities. Each card corresponds with a chapter from the Student Reader. There are 8 variations of the cards (one for each chapter), 6 variations of each card, for a total of 48.

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Maps & Globes
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Maps & Globes

Laminated wet-erase maps and globes let students get hands-on with social studies. Included are:

  • 30 Markale Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers
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Digital Access
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Digital Access

The online learning platform provides access to all the books and activity cards in the program, plus the platform features engaging activities, auto-graded assessments, and additional materials that are easy to access anywhere with an available internet connection.

 

Teacher and class access are included.

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Teacher's Guides
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Teacher's Guide

The teacher’s guide is a powerful tool for teachers that outlines each lesson and features teacher tips, activity sheets, assessments, vocabulary guides, letters home, plus much more.

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