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Skills available for Connecticut second-grade social studies standards

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  • Civic and Political Institutions

  • Participation and Deliberation

    • CIV 2.2 Follow agreed upon rules for discussion while responding attentively to others when addressing ideas and making decisions as a group.

    • CIV 2.3 Describe democratic principles such as equality, fairness, and respect for legitimate authority and rules.

    • CIV 2.4 Compare their own point of view with others' perspectives.

  • Processes, Rules, and Laws

    • CIV 2.5 Explain how people can work together to make decisions in the classroom.

    • CIV 2.6 Identify and explain how rules function in public (classroom and school) settings.

    • CIV 2.7 Describe how people have tried to improve their communities over time.


  • Economic Decision-Making

    • ECO 2.1 Explain how scarcity necessitates decision-making.

    • ECO 2.2 Identify the benefits and costs of making various personal decisions.

  • Exchange and Markets

    • ECO 2.3 Describe the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.


  • Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World

    • GEO 2.1 Construct geographic representations of familiar places.

    • GEO 2.2 Use geographic representations to describe places and interactions that shape them.

    • GEO 2.3 Use geographic representations to identify cultural and environmental characteristics of place.

  • Human-Environment Interaction: Places, Regions, and Culture

    • GEO 2.4 Explain how the environment affects people's lives.

    • GEO 2.5 Explain how humans affect the culture and environment of places/region.

    • GEO 2.6 Identify cultural and environmental characteristics of a place/region.