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2nd Grade for Social Sciences
It is essential that these standards be addressed in contexts that promote Social Science Analysis, civic responsibility, understanding global relationships, enhanced communication, making connections between the past, present and future, and the ability to evaluate historical and contemporary issues.
Relate significant events and eras in local, state, United States, and world history to past and present issues and developments.
2.1. Identify individuals who had an impact on the local community and explain how people and events of the past influence the present.
2.2. Identify when the local community was established and identify its founders and early settlers and recognizing continuity and change in local and regional communities over time.
2.3. Identify and describe community celebrations, symbols and traditions and explain why they are important to some people.
Use multiple perspectives, primary sources, context, and reasoning skills to understand the significance of events, people, ideas and institutions.
2.4. Differentiate between events that happened in the recent and distant past.
2.5. Develop a timeline of important events in the history of the community.
2.6. Identify important school days, holidays, and community events on a calendar.
Understand and use geographic skills and concepts to interpret contemporary and historical issues.
2.7. Use basic information on maps and other geographic tools to locate and identify physical and
human features of the community.
2.8. Identify relative location of school and community in the state and nation and the world
2.9. Describe physical and human characteristics of the community.
2.10. Use and apply cardinal directions; locate and identify local physical features on maps
(e.g.,oceans, cities, continents).
Civics and Government
Understand and apply knowledge about governmental and political systems, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
2.11. Participate in rule setting and monitoring activities considering multiple points of view.
2.12. Identify services provided by local government.
2.13. Evaluate how individuals, groups, and communities manage conflict and promote justice.
2.14. Give examples of and identify appropriate and inappropriate use of power and the consequences.
2.15. Identify local leaders and their functions.
2.16. Identify ways students can have an impact in their local community.
Understand economic concepts and principles and how available resources are allocated in a market and other economies. Understand and apply knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.
2.17. Explain various methods of saving and how saving can help reach financial goals.
2.18. Identify local businesses and the goods and services they produce.
Social Science Analysis
Design and implement strategies to research for reliable information, analyze issues, explain perspectives, and resolve issues using the social sciences.
2.19. Describe the connection between two or more current or historical events.
2.20. Compare and contrast past and present situations, people, and events in neighborhoods and communities.
2.21. Evaluate information relating to an issue or problem.