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Skills available for Arkansas second-grade social studies standards

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  • 1 Students will analyze the impact of origins, structures, and functions of institutions on society and citizens.

    • Structure and Function

      • C.1.2.1 Identify founding documents of the United States (e.g., U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights)

      • C.1.2.2 Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority in local communities

      • C.1.2.3 Explain the functions of government using local examples

  • 2 Students will analyze civic rights, roles, and responsibilities.

    • Citizenship

      • C.2.2.1 Explain the significance of state and national symbols, patriotic songs, and mottos

      • C.2.2.2 Explain the procedures for recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and proper etiquette for the Arkansas and American Flags

      • C.2.2.3 Describe roles and responsibilities of individuals in a democracy

      • C.2.2.4 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures in the classroom

  • 3 Students will analyze the sources and functions of laws as well as the process of making and amending laws.

    • Processes, Rules, and Laws

      • C.3.2.1 Interpret rules and laws as they relate to students

      • C.3.2.2 Examine successful and unsuccessful attempts to improve communities

      • C.3.2.3 Describe ways communities work to accomplish common tasks and establish responsibilities


  • 4 Students will analyze economic decision making.

    • Scarcity

      • E.4.2.1 Discuss the importance of scarcity in relation to choices and opportunity cost

    • Costs and Benefits

      • E.4.2.2 Explain a decision in terms of costs and benefits

  • 5 Students will analyze the exchange of goods and services and the role of producers, consumers, and government in the market place.

    • Human Resources

      • E.5.2.1 Discuss skills and education that human resources need for jobs (e.g., human capital)

    • Production and Consumption

    • Markets

      • E.5.2.3 Describe ways markets exist in various places (e.g., home, physical location, Internet)

  • 6 Students will evaluate economic growth and stability.

    • Money

      • E.6.2.1 Explain the role of money in making exchange easier

      • E.6.2.2 Describe reasons for saving money in banks

    • Public Goods and Services

      • E.6.2.3 Explain benefits of public goods and services

    • Economic Factors

  • 7 Students will analyze economic interdependence within a global economy.

    • Economic Interdependence

      • E.7.2.1 Describe why people in one country trade goods and services with people in other countries

      • E.7.2.2 Describe products that are produced abroad and sold domestically and products that are produced domestically and sold abroad


  • 8 Students will use geographic representations and skills to become geographically-informed citizens.

  • 9 Students will analyze the interaction between humans and the environment.

    • Place, Region, and Culture

      • G.9.2.1 Interpret effects of human activities on the local environment

      • G.9.2.2 Describe ways different cultures help shape the diversity of a community, place, or region

      • G.9.2.3 Explain ways weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people’s lives in a place or region

  • 10 Students will interpret the spatial characteristics and patterns of human settlement.

    • Resources and Movement

      • G.10.2.1 Examine ways that natural resources influence where people settle

      • G.10.2.2 Examine reasons and ways that people, goods, and ideas move from place to place

      • G.10.2.3 Identify diverse groups that have come to Arkansas and where they settled

  • 11 Students will compare global places and regions and the connections between them.

    • Changing Spatial Patterns

      • G.11.2.1 Examine how the consumption of products connects people to different parts of the world

      • G.11.2.2 Investigate ways natural and human- made disasters affect people locally, nationally, and globally