The rhythm of rice production
A lesson plan for grade 2 Social Studies
In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore the economic and cultural importance of rice in Asian communities. Activities in this lesson engage students in whole class discussion, small group collaboration, and online learning.
- demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of rice as a cultural and economic product in Asia;
- describe the cycle of rice production;
- analyze agricultural production maps; and
- create calendars to measure the passage of time in the rice cycle.
Xpeditions provides detailed instructions for completing the lesson, assessment and extension activities, and links to helpful web resources and handouts.
Social Studies (2003)
- Goal 5: The learner will understand the relationship between people and geography in various communities.
- Objective 5.06: Identify and describe the people, vegetation, and animal life specific to certain regions and describe their interdependence.
- Goal 6: The learner will analyze how people depend on the physical environment and use natural resources to meet basic needs.
- Objective 6.01: Identify natural resources and cite ways people conserve and replenish natural resources.
- Objective 6.02: Cite ways people modify the physical environment to meet their needs and explain the consequences.
- Objective 6.03: Identify means and methods of human movement as they relate to the physical environment.
- Goal 7: The learner will apply basic economic concepts and evaluate the use of economic resources within communities.
- Objective 7.01: Distinguish between producers and consumers and identify ways people are both producers and consumers.
- Objective 7.02: Distinguish between goods produced and services provided in communities.
- Objective 7.03: Describe different types of employment and ways people earn an income.
- Objective 7.04: Identify the sources and use of revenue in the community.
- Objective 7.05: Analyze the changing uses of a community's economic resources and predict future changes.