Second Grade Social Studies

Neighborhood Life

Second grade social studies units teach students about the nature, culture, and history in their neighborhoods and communities. VocabularySpellingCity provides your students with fun online social studies vocabulary games that help them learn the social studies vocabulary for 2nd grade. Whether your second grade social studies lesson plans teach about local industry or about how to be good citizens, there are social studies vocabulary lists for every part of your 2nd grade social studies curriculum. Read MoreRead Less

When students know their vocabulary words, they are better equipped to understand the concepts and events to which those words refer. Vocabulary comprehension helps 2nd graders relate words to a particular context, allowing them to grasp the broader lesson at hand. If students don’t understand the words used in a lesson, they are not likely to understand the lesson as a whole. That is why vocabulary comprehension is often the difference between pass and fail on a test. An even greater benefit from knowing their vocabulary is that students’ interest in learning is increased simply because they understand more of what they are taught and therefore enjoy learning more. Building vocabulary skills through interactive games and fun learning activities keeps students engaged.

VocabularySpellingCity’s social studies learning activities help your second graders by teaching the proper spelling of words as well as their correct definitions and usage. Social studies vocabulary games are fun to play, and other tools like the printable second grade social studies worksheets, and other second grade spelling word lists, help your students practice this vocabulary even when offline. VocabularySpellingCity works in partnership with parents and teachers to make learning 2nd grade social studies words fun as well as educational.

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 2nd Grade Social Studies Vocabulary Lists.

Word Study gives students the opportunity to explore spelling, syllables, sounds, and context, including definitions and parts of speech.

Play Word Study with a 2nd grade social studies list.

Sentence Writing Practice allows students to create and type in a sentence for each one of their spelling or vocabulary words.

Play Sentence Writing Practice with a 2nd grade social studies list.

Sentence Unscramble provides practice unscrambling words to form sentences.

Play Sentence Unscramble with a 2nd grade social studies list.