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Skills available for Iowa second-grade social studies standards

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Constructing Compelling Questions

  • SS.2.1 Explain why a compelling question is important.

Constructing Supporting Questions

  • SS.2.2 Generate supporting questions across the social studies disciplines related to compelling questions.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

  • SS.2.3 Determine if a source is primary or secondary and distinguish whether it is mostly fact or opinion.

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

  • SS.2.4 Construct responses to compelling questions using reasoning, examples, and relevant details.

Taking Informed Action

  • SS.2.5 Take group or individual action to help address local, regional, and/or global problems.

  • SS.2.6 Use deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on civic problems in their classrooms.

BS Behavioral Sciences

  • Recognize the Interaction Between the Individual and Various Groups

    • BS.SS.2.7 Explain how people from different groups work through conflict when solving a community problem.

CG Civics/Government

  • Analyze Civic and Political Institutions

  • Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

    • CG.SS.2.9 Develop an opinion on a decision about a local issue.

  • Interpret Processes, Rules and Laws

    • CG.SS.2.10 Determine effective strategies for solving particular community problems.

E Economics

  • Evaluate the National Economy

    • E.SS.2.11 Evaluate choices about how to use scarce resources that involve prioritizing wants and needs.

    • E.SS.2.12 Identify how people use natural resources to produce goods and services.

    • E.SS.2.13 Describe examples of the goods and services that governments provide.

H Financial Literacy

  • Develop Financial and Career Goals

    • H.SS.2.14 Explain how different careers take different levels of education.

  • Create a Saving and Spending Plan

    • H.SS.2.15 Evaluate choices and consequences for spending and saving.

G Geography

  • Create Geographic Representations

    • G.SS.2.16 Using maps, globes, and other simple geographic models, evaluate routes for people or goods that consider environmental characteristics.

  • Evaluate Human Environment Interaction

  • Analyze Human Population Movements and Patterns

    • G.SS.2.18 Describe how the choices people make impact local and distant environments.

H History