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Primary Junior Social Studies Teacher Resources

Here you will find teacher and classroom resources to support The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6 (2018).

Grade 2 Lesson Plans

Changing Family and Community Traditions

Here you will find lesson plans written specifically for the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum, Grade 2, Strand A,  Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions. 

Click the links on the left sidebar to connect to more recommended resources for this strand:

  • Children's fiction
  • Children's information books
  • Online video
  • Web sites that support the learning in this unit

Nelson Social Studies

Nelson Catholic Social Studies

Indigenous Content

Lesson Plans

Celebrations of Giving Thanks and Acknowledgement.

A Grade 2 teaching and learning example from the Social Studies section of the Ontario Ministry of Education edugains.ca site. Based on the 2013 Social Studies curriculum document.

A sample lesson plan, "Family Traditions" is available on the Portage & Main Press web site.

Literacy/Social Studies

OESSTA Recommendations

Resource suggestions for Grade 2, Changing Family and Community Traditions

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From the Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teacher Association (OESSTA).

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Open Educational Resources

OER Commons

Open education resources, including lesson plans, for teachers.  Modify and adapt the lesson plans to connect with the curriculum.