Other People, Other Places
2nd Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of nationalities.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about other countries.
• Explore and apply the concept of how climate and landforms affect peoples' lives.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of other people, other places.
• Orally use words that describe how different countries have different landforms and climate.
• Extend oral vocabulary by talking about how people's lives are the same and different in different countries.
• Use key concept words [continents, countries, landforms, nationalities, climates].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about:
• What nationalities are.
• The difference between continents and countries.
• How the land looks different in different parts of the world.
• How climate is different in different parts of the world.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (children using a globe). How does a globe help us learn about the world? (where countries are).
• Ask children: What is our continent called? (North America)
• Proceed to the next slide. Say: People in different parts of the world have different languages and different traditions. Where else in the world would you like to live? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next two slides, showing different climates and landforms. Always have the children discuss how climate or landforms affect peoples' live.
Apply• Have children play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to discuss which landforms they'd like to visit and help them learn more about the landforms they're interested in. After the second game, have them discuss how it might be different to live on a small island from living in the middle of a large continent.
Close• Ask children: If you could create a new country, what kind of climate and landforms would it have? Explain.
• Summarize for children that people around the world live on different kinds of land and in different climates. Encourage children to think about what places they would like to live in.