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Skills available for California second-grade social studies standards

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Families Today and in the Past

  • 2.1 Students differentiate between things that happened long ago and things that happened yesterday.

    • 1 Trace the history of a family through the use of primary and secondary sources, including artifacts, photographs, interviews, and documents.

    • 2 Compare and contrast their daily lives with those of their parents, grandparents, and/or guardians.

    • 3 Place important events in their lives in the order in which they occurred (e.g., on a time line or storyboard).

Geography and Mapping Skills

Government Institutions and Practices

  • 2.3 Students explain governmental institutions and practices in the United States and other countries.


  • 2.4 Students understand basic economic concepts and their individual roles in the economy and demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills.

    • 1 Describe food production and consumption long ago and today, including the roles of farmers, processors, distributors, weather, and land and water resources.

    • 2 Understand the role and interdependence of buyers (consumers) and sellers (producers) of goods and services.

    • 3 Understand how limits on resources affect production and consumption (what to produce and what to consume).

Biographies of People Who Made a Difference