It's Tiny Tampa Time

2nd graders vision of a community that meets the needs and wants of the people living there.

April in 2nd grade at Carrollwood Day School is "Tiny Tampa" time. The students study how people live, work, and interact within their community and for the final project of the unit they focus on how each business played an important part in the Tampa Bay community. Then they construct one Tampa Bay business to be part of their class's Tiny Tampa town.
This unit is under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Organize Ourselves which includes the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities, the structure and function of organizations, societal decision-making, and the economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
CDS 2nd graders built their own flower shops, the Ray's and Bucs stadiums, Busch Gardens, and the zoo. There were gymnastics foam pits, swimming pools, and even a replica of CDS! After setting up their Tiny Tampa cities, they started filming their stop motion movies. Check out some of their work below. 


Thank you to the 2nd-grade teachers for facilitating this lesson, as well as the parents for helping their students complete this project.