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
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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.
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.
Offer videos to struggling learners as another way of creating knowledge and accessing information.
Explore signature foods from various cultures such as Mexico, Italy, and France.
Have students research cultural festivals at the local, state, and national levels.
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.
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Topics Covered In This Video
Families come in all sizes
We all live in neighborhoods and communities
Communities can be urban, suburban, and rural
Sharing celebrations, customs, and cultures