This dynamic resource was designed to equip educators to integrate the Christian faith into their teaching by specifically relating God's Law and His Gospel promises to Social Studies lessons through age-approriate faith-connecting information and activities. This volume contains the following chapters: Chapter 1: A Journey: Developing Citizens through Social Studies Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning Social Studies from a Christian Perspective Chapter 3: Using the Ten Strands of Social Studies in Christian Education Chapter 4: Social Studies Curriculum Standards for Students in Grade 2 Chapter 5: Information and Activities for Integrating the Faith as Keyed toGrade 2 Standards The first three chapters provide useful information for teaching Social Studies in the Christian classroom. The standards listed in Chapter 4 are a combination of standards suggested by national, professional, and state organizations. The larges part of this volume is Chapter 5, which is dedicated to faith-connecting activities and information that are keyed to Social Studies standards, key topics and figures in Social Studies. This volume is designed to assist your school in meeting and exceeding state and national academic standards for Grade 2, while leading students to grow in their faith and relationship with Christ. An extensive index and searchable CD-ROM will allow you to customize the information for optimal use in your classroom. The Concordia Curriculum Guide series will contain a volume dedicated to Social Studies, Science, Health, Math, Religion, Language Arts, Music, and Physical Education for the second grade level.