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Social Studies

Grade 2
Social Studies


What your child is learning

Your child will closely study an Inuit, an Acadian and a prairie community to help them understand how communities develop. They will explore how geography, language, culture and economics—among other things—help to make each community unique. Your child will also examine the importance of history in shaping each community’s values, beliefs and situations. Through their study, they will begin to appreciate Canada’s vast and diverse landscape. For more about Grade 2 Social Studies, refer to the program of studies.



How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

More information regarding social studies assessment is available through Assessment: Linking Teaching and Learning.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit new to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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