We were a Core Knowledge school several years back. We don't really use the curriculum anymore, but it is still our only SS curriculum. Core Knowledge is pretty much a history program that teaches things the kids don't need to know and things I didn't know until I took World History in high school. We are supposed to get a new SS program... within the next 5 years. The school I student taught in had an actual SS program, but they honestly didn't really teach SS in the lower grades to make room for "more important" subjects. I would go to the standards, but the standards for SS are confusing and lumped together for grades K-4 so I can't pick out what a 2nd grader needs to know from that. So, I don't have much to go on and I am trying to see what 2nd graders should know for SS. I was going to do neighborhoods and communities. Maybe some history of our city. I was also going to do maps and map skills. But then I don't know what else to do. What do your 2nd grade programs look like?