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Skills available for Hawaii second-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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Historical Understanding

  • 1 Understand change and/or continuity and cause and/or effect in history

    • Chronological Thinking

      • SS.2.1.1 Construct timelines to sequence events

  • 2 Use the tools and methods of inquiry, perspective, and empathy to explain historical events with multiple interpretations and judge the past on its own terms

    • Historical Inquiry

      • SS.2.2.1 Investigate the history of families using level-appropriate primary sources (e.g., artifacts, photographs, interviews, documents)


  • 3 Understand sharing and caring for people and earth

    • Stewardship

      • SS.2.3.1 Describe ways in which specific government agencies are responsible for environmental issues and concerns

Political Science/Civics

  • 4 Understand the purpose and historical impact of political institutions, the principles and values of American constitutional democracy, and the similarities and differences in government across cultural perspectives

  • 5 Understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of American citizens and exercise them in civic action

    • Rights and Responsibilities

      • SS.2.5.1 Demonstrate own roles and responsibilities in caring for others and the environment

Cultural Anthropology

  • 6 Understand culture as a system of beliefs, knowledge, and practices shared by a group and understand how cultural systems change over time


  • 7 Use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments and understand the nature and interaction of geographic regions and societies around the world

    • Human and Physical Characteristics in Spatial Terms

    • Environment And Society

      • SS.2.7.3 Describe a variety of the earth's natural resources (e.g., water, forests, and oil) and ways in which people use them

      • SS.2.7.4 Analyze and demonstrate ways to protect and preserve the local environment