Content Strands  |  Process Strands
| Benchmarks & Performance Standards  |  Content Maps  |
 

Content Strands:  

This instructional unit was designed to help students develop the skills and abilities represented in the following content strands of the Henry County Public Schools curriculum. 

Life Processes 
Geometry, Measurement, & Spatial Sense  
Research 

 
Process Strands: 
 
All four of the process strands of the Henry County Public Schools curriculum are addressed in this unit. 

Throughout the unit students are involved in communicating information in both oral and written forms. This is an important part of the group work which occurs frequently in the unit.  

The unit lends itself to problem-solving/reasoning since we are constantly faced with problems related to health and well-being. Students are required to address many of these problems and to make choices based on the information available while considering the outcome.  

The information provided in this unit is relevant in that it addresses concerns related to the individual student and how his/her body functions.  

Students are required to think creatively to solve problems that are as unique as their bodies. The section of the unit dealing with the brain considers the ability to think creatively as a distinct part. The group work also offers an opportunity for students to observe and benefit from the creative thinking abilities of others.  

 
Benchmarks & Performance Standards: 
 
This instructional unit was designed to help students develop the skills and abilities represented in the following grade 2 benchmarks of the Henry County Public Schools curriculum.  
 
2.21 Use the tools of technology at a developmentally appropriate level to gather and explain scientific information about life processes. 

2.22Use the steps of the scientific method at a developmentally appropriate level in the study of life processes. 

    A. State the problem. 
    B. Form a hypothesis. 
    C. Experiment and collect data. 
    D. Draw conclusions.

2.24 Identify the basic needs of all living things.

A. Explain and discuss why all living things need food, air, and water.
2.32Use tools to measure real objects using nonstandard and standard units of measurement. 
A. Use manipulatives to measure the length, weight, area capacity and volume of real world objects. 
B. Use measurement tools to find length, weight, area, capacity, volume, and temperature of real world objects. 
C. Choose the appropriate tool to measure length, weight, area, capacity, volume, and temperature. 
D. Use estimation strategies to explore measurement.

2.32Use tools to measure real objects using nonstandard and standard units of measurement.

A. Use manipulatives to measure the length, weight, area capacity and volume of real world objects. 
B. Use measurement tools to find length, weight, area, capacity, volume, and temperature of real world objects. 
C. Choose the appropriate tool to measure length, weight, area, capacity, volume, and temperature. 
D. Use estimation strategies to explore measurement.

2.39Use models, information, properties and relationships to develop and solve problems.

A. Formulate and solve problems in everyday situations. 
B. Recognize common attributes between problems. 
C. Use estimation strategies to explore problem solving. 
D. Identify the steps in problem solving: think, plan, solve, and look back.

2.67Use a variety of sources to gather information.

A. Locate information in dictionaries and encyclopedias. 
B. Use magazines, books, and newspapers to locate information.  
C. Present one's findings in a variety of formats.

2.60Read a variety of sources.

A. Read subject texts.  
B. Read a variety of trade books, etc.  
D. Read various forms of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, etc.)

2.61Read and comprehend grade level materials for a variety of purposes.

A. Read for pleasure.  
B. Read for comprehension & information.

2.62Demonstrate the ability to listen for a variety of purposes.

A. Listen to and follow multi-step directions.  
B. Listen to and obtain information.  
C. Listen to a variety of sources for pleasure and information.

2.63Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally.

A. Expand spoken vocabulary.  
B. Speak in complete sentences when appropriate.  
C. Participate in classroom discussions.  
D. Give an oral presentation to class.

2.64Express and expand ideas in written form.

A. Demonstrate age appropriate vocabulary in written work.  
B. Write creatively.

2.65Use grammatically correct written expression

A. Write in complete sentences.  
B. Use correct beginning capitalization and ending punctuation.

2.66Form manuscript letters in conventional manner.

A. Form letters correctly.  
B. Space words correctly.

2.69Express verbally various creative forms.

A. Use movement in response to a language activity.  
B. Use drama in response to a language activity.  
C. Use art in response to a language activity.

2.1Identify similarities and differences among people in a population.

A. Identify similarities and differences between individuals.

2.2Demonstrate responsible citizenship.

D. Work cooperatively with peers and adults.

2.3Demonstrate the importance of the variety of roles in society.

A. Describe his/her uniqueness. 
C. Demonstrate a sense of personal responsibility and self-worth. 
D. Identify the roles of community helpers and explain their necessity to society

2.41Speak clearly

2.44Work as a team.

2.45Depict age, emotion, and gender.

2.47Perform for a live audience.

D. Create original and imaginative artworks expressing own ideas and feelings. 
E. Paint, paste, draw, model, construct, and cut with art tools and materials

2.50Explore art of different cultures and times.

2.54Sing and play a variety of music alone and with others.  
 
Content Map References:  

Language Arts  

  • Speaking and Listening: Oral comprehension 
    • Actively attending speaker 
    • Expressing ideas orally (oral presentations [individual and group], talking to friends and adults, speaking in sentences, classroom discussion) 
    • Handwriting Manuscript 

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  • Composition and Grammar: Sentence structure 
    • Punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point) 
    • Capitalization (proper noun, beginning sentence) 
    • Creative writing (the writing process, journal writing, spelling) 
  • Research: Reference skills (table of contents, index, encyclopedia) 
    • Using magazines, books and newspapers to locate information 
    • Presenting information (individual books, picture graphs, charts [pictures], posters [pictures], oral reports, write informational paragraph, draw pictures) 
Mathematics  
  • Number Sense, Numeration, and Operations: Use estimation to explore computation 

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  • Geometry, Measurement, and Spatial Sense: Use standard and nonstandard units of measurement to measure real world objects to the whole unit

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  • Patterns and Relationships: Classify, compare, and contrast attributes in a group of objects 
    • Collect and display information using objects and pictures in graph or chart form 
Fine Arts  
  • Fundamentals: Compare and contrast organic shapes 

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  • Historical and Cultural Significance: Study a variety of cultures and eras 
    • Identify events in artworks Interpret meanings of others' artworks 
Music  
  • Performance and Production: Sing with appropriate diction 
Social Studies  
  • Neighborhoods and Community Helpers: Careers 
Health  
  • Safety and First Aid: Procedures to follow in the event of an accident or a sudden illness 
  • Personal and Mental Health: Effects of physical activity and how muscles and bones work together 

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  • Growth and Development: Distinguishes between primary and permanent teeth 
Physical Education  
  • Health Related: Participates in developmental activities related to: muscular strength and endurance, heart and lung (cardiovascular) endurance, flexibility 
    • Identifies that heart rate increases during exercise 
    • Identifies and participates in developmentally appropriate health related fitness activities 
    • Identifies changes in the body during and as a result of vigorous activity 
Science  
    Life Processes: Identifies differences and similarities among people, plants, and animals in a population 
 
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McDonough, Georgia 30253
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 Updated 4/19/98