Grade 2 - Living Together

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Video Storyline:  Families make up the backbone of our society. They are usually made up of different generations, rules and customs. We live in our different communities, which can be urban, rural or suburban. Together we sometimes have celebrations as we share our cultures.

Video length: 5:10 minutes.

Learning Resources with this Video*

Quizzes – PDF & Online

Living Together Match-up Vocabulary Sheet

My Family Questionnaire

Living Together Cloze Worksheet

If My Family…

Draw a Scene

Universal Resources

National Standards

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Living Together

Classroom Ideas 

Greetings Around the World

Explore different ways to greet people across various cultures (bowing in Japan, saying Hola  in Cuba, etc.).


Independence Day around the World

Compare/contrast celebrations such as Independence Day in the U.S., Bastille Day (France) and National Revolution Day (Cuba). Explore the similarities and differences between these celebrations.

Explore Vocabulary

Identify key vocabulary terms while previewing each video. Prompt students to find the meaning of each word as they watch the video.


Listen to music from different countries.

Visual Learning

Offer videos to struggling learners as another way of creating knowledge and accessing information. 

International Cuisine

Explore signature foods from various cultures such as Mexico, Italy, and France.


Local Festivals

Have students research cultural festivals at the local, state, and national levels. 

Cloze Practice

A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.

Coral reefs are the _______ type of ecosystem in the world. They’ve been around for over _____ million years.

 Answers:  oldest; 240

Alternatively, you could have students create 5-10 cloze statements and they could share those with the class.

A third alternative is to distribute the cloze worksheets before watching the video.  Students can fill them in as they watch.

Art and Social Studies

Draw a scene from the video.

Classroom Ideas for ALL Videos

Here are dozens and dozens of ideas that you can use in your classroom along with our videos!

Topics Covered In This Video

Families come in all sizes

We all live in neighborhoods and communities

Communities can be urban, suburban, and rural

Community descriptions

Sharing celebrations, customs, and cultures

Videos in this Series

Grade 2 - Our Government At Work

Grade 2 - Early Americans

Grade 2 - Land and Water Around Us

Grade 2 - Work and Money

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