Grade 2 Videos
Video Storyline: Families long ago used to live on farms and grow their own food. Transportation was slow and life was hard. Settlers began to arrive and everyone had to obey the rules of the King of England. People felt he was unfair and decided to fight for their freedom from him. They won, and created a new country with new leaders.
Video length: 7:45 minutes.
Video Storyline: Earth is made up of many types of both land and water. We also find different types of landforms and natural resources. We change the land around us with our building and creating. We also use a lot of our natural resources, but have to learn to protect the ones that can run out.
Video length: 15:15 minutes.
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
Video Storyline: When America was a new country its leaders created a plan called the Constitution. Our leaders, lawmakers, and judges still use this plan today.
Video length: 12:45 minutes.
Video Storyline: We use money to buy both needs and wants. People work to earn money to buy these items. Technology has made work easier over time. There are different types of jobs people can have. Some jobs are called service jobs, and some people called volunteers work for no money at all.
Video length: 8:30 minutes.
Enjoy a trip through an African Safari park to see an incredible variety of wildlife. Take a first-row seat at the waterholes where the action is. You’ll see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, zebras, lions, and so much more.
Video length: 15:15 minutes.
Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the many animals who live there. Explore the adaptations that have evolved over time to make for a successful existence of life in the rainforest.
Video length: 18:42 minutes.
Meet the people who have called the Amazon rainforest home for centuries. Learn about the threats facing all who live there and how everyone can help overcome these challenges.
Video length: 12:40 minutes.
Introduce your younger students to the history and landmarks of Jerusalem. Explore the many aspects of the religious significance of this city that makes it so important to so many.
Video length: 19:28 minutes.
Paris has long been considered one of the world’s most historically important cities and is also packed with iconic images. Explore the unforgettable buildings that took centuries to complete, such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Students will gain insights into the reasons why Paris’ significance is so timeless.
Video length: 15:00 minutes.
Explore the underwater world of coral reefs. Here, in Part 1, we’ll find out how coral reefs are formed over time. Learners will be able to see how a tiny coral polyp can create structures large enough to be seen from space. They will also begin to appreciate the diversity of life that exists in coral reefs around the world.
Video length: 13:20 minutes.
Life on a coral reef is both bizarre and beautiful! Let’s get a first-hand look at the neverending roles of predator and prey. Introduce vocabulary such as adaptations, camouflage, symbiotic, and nocturnal. Lastly, students will be highly entertained by the remarkable array of animals that call a coral reef home.
Video length: 15:55 minutes.
Welcome to the Sahara Desert – the largest hot desert in the world! We cover the climate and landforms of the Sahara and then move on to meeting the many insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals that live in these harsh conditions. Find out about the many adaptations that allow plant and animal life to survive and thrive here, along with the people who have called the Sahara home for many millennia.
Video length: 31:30 minutes.
Even the youngest of students will appreciate the treasures, history, and beauty that their nation’s capital has to offer. Explore the architecture and artifacts that make Washington fascinating for all to see.
Video length: 24:30 minutes.
Also meeting Grade 2 curriculum standards:
Video Storyline: Our communities play many roles in our lives, because this is where we live, play, work, and help out. Communities can differ by their size – urban, suburban, and rural. Communities are spread around the 5 regions of the U.S,. which have different land forms and types of natural resources. Humans sometimes adapt themselves or their environments when they have to, but need to exercise care in making changes.
Video length: 17:55 minutes.
Video Storyline: Introduce your students to the 3 branches of government and the roles performed by each. They will also hear about their state and local governments. Lastlly, they will begin to understand that they are citizens with rights and responsibilities.
Video length: 14:05 minutes.
Video Storyline: The U.S. has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Some of our heritage comes from the Native Americans. We’ve also been culturally enriched by the immigrants that have moved here. From all these groups we’ve learned about new customs and cultures.
Video length: 18:55 minutes.
Video Storyline: Explorers like Daniel Boone helped many of the early pioneers move Westward. President Jefferson arranged for the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the size of the new country. Lewis and Clark mapped the new areas, and with the help of Sacagawea, established the Oregon Trail. Eventually the transcontinental railroad made migrating westward easier. Other inventions made life easier and created many jobs for the new immigrants and people who moved from the South with the Great Migration.
Video Length: 12:00 minutes
Video Storyline: Let’s go back to a time when there were only Native Americans in the U.S. We outline some of the major tribes, their housing, and way of life. We then meet Pocahontas and the first Europeans. Moving forward, we explore early settler life and then the events that led to the Declaration of Independence, and the Birth of the U.S.
Video length: 14:10 minutes.
Video Storyline: This video introduces the challenging concepts of early Economics to young learners in a way that can be easily understood. It also pairs with “I Am A Consumer”. Vocabulary words like profit, pricing, supply, demand, human resources, capital resources, factory, assembly line, specialization, import/export, domestic/international trade, and the economy are presented with real-life, easily understood, and highly visual examples to make learning connections.
Video length: 6:30 minutes.
Video Storyline: This video introduces the challenging concepts of early Economics to young learners in a way that can be easily understood. Vocabulary words like consumer, budget, income, expenses, saving/spending, and opportunity cost are presented with real-life, easily understood examples to make learning connections.
Video length: 6:50 minutes.
Video Storyline: A long time ago a group called the Pilgrims came to America. They settled here among the various native American groups. Other settlers also came to America from other countries. Many came here to be free. Many historical people and symbols have come to mean freedom in the United States.
Video length: 6:20 minutes.
Video Storyline: As a new country, the United States had to create its own of new rules. We look at some of the important laws and symbols of the country, and what it means to be a citizen.
Video length: 8:10 minutes.
Video Storyline: What is money and what can it buy? We use money to pay for our needs and wants. People have to work to make money, and there are many jobs they can have.
Video length: 6:35 minutes.
Video Storyline: People live in communities, where change happens every day. Around us we see a variety of land and water types which have helped to create our natural resources. We can also see changes around us throughout the four seasons.
Video length: 8:10 minutes.
Video Storyline: Families make up the backbone of our society, and have different customs. We share these customs with others with our celebrations. Many of the people that immigrated here brought many things with them, along with their customs.
Video length: 4:20 minutes.