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Skills available for Hawaii second-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understanding

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

  • 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)

        • Makes generalizations about the history of a family based on information from primary sources.


  • 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

    • Governance, Power, and Authority

      • SS.2.4.1 Describe the different ways people gain authority and the limits of such authority

  • 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

        • Fulfills responsibilities in different classroom situations, such as showing respect to others or cleaning up workstations, and responds to feedback from others about the effects that his or her actions have on others and the classroom 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

    • Cultural Systems and Practices

      • SS.2.6.1 Describe ways in which own and other cultures express their cultural beliefs and practices through music and art


  • 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

      • SS.2.7.1 Identify and explain the human (man-made) and physical (natural) characteristics of a neighborhood or the community

        • Labels and explains the human and physical characteristics of a neighborhood or community.

      • SS.2.7.2 Describe the purpose and features of maps and globes

    • 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

        • Explains how people across the world use natural resources to meet their needs.

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

        • Surveys, creates, and implements a plan to take personal action to sustain and preserve a part of the environment.


  • 8 Understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems

    • Limited Resources and Choice

      • SS.2.8.1 Explain scarcity and its effects on daily life

        • Gives a specific example from own life that illustrates how limited resources (scarcity) required him or her to make a choice about using a good or a service.

      • SS.2.8.2 Categorize resources as natural, capital, or human

        • Compares natural resources, capital resources and human resources.

    • Economic Interdependence

      • SS.2.8.3 Explain how people benefit from trade (the exchange of goods and services)

    • Role and Function of Markets

      • SS.2.8.4 Compare the roles of buyers and sellers and explain how they depend upon each other

    • Role of Government

      • SS.2.8.5 Explain the responsibility of the government to provide goods and services

        • Describes why it is important for the local government to provide goods (e.g., parks) and services (e.g., fire or police departments) for the community.