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Skills available for Illinois second-grade social studies standards

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SS.K-2.IS Inquiry

  • Constructing Essential Questions

    • SS.K-2.IS.1 Create questions that are relevant to self as they relate to the content of the Social Science Standards.

  • Determining Helpful Resources

    • SS.K-2.IS.2 With guidance and support, students will use varied teacher-selected resources to learn procedures to locate evidence that assists with finding answers to their questions. Introduce the importance of informational resources that are reliable and distinguish fact from opinion.

  • Gathering and Evaluating Sources

    • SS.K-2.IS.3 With guidance and support, gather relevant information from multiple sources to analyze information.

  • Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • SS.K-2.IS.5 With guidance and support, students will share their findings on the asked and answered questions with peers.

  • Taking Informed Action

    • SS.K-2.IS.6 With guidance and support, reflect on one's inquiry process and findings.

    • SS.K-2.IS.7 Using various viewpoints, students will engage in reflective conversations to draw conclusions on inquiry findings and create action steps.

SS.2.CV Civics

SS.2.EC Economics/Financial Literacy

  • Economic Decision-Making

    • SS.2.EC.1 Demonstrate how our choices can affect ourselves and others in positive and negative ways.

    • SS.2.EC.2 Explain the role of money in making exchange easier.

    • SS.2.EC.3 Compare the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

  • Financial Literacy

    • SS.2.EC.4 Explain that money can be saved or spent on goods and services.

SS.2.G Geography

SS.2.H History