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Skills available for Louisiana second-grade social studies standards

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  • 2.9 Describe the structure and responsibilities of each of the three branches of the U.S. government (legislative, executive, judicial).

  • 2.10 Identify and describe principles of American democracy and relate them to the founding of the nation.

    • 2.10.a Identify reasons for the settlement of the thirteen colonies and the founding of the United States, including the search for freedom and a new life.

    • 2.10.b Identify and describe basic principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, including equality under the law and fair treatment for all.

  • 2.11 Explain the purpose of rules and laws in the United States.

  • 2.12 Define governmental systems, including democracy and monarchy.

  • 2.13 Describe civic virtues including voting, running for office, serving on committees, and volunteering.

  • 2.14 Describe how hard work, good habits, consistent attendance in school, and planning for the future can help you achieve your goals, including attending college, learning a trade, and having a successful career.

  • 2.15 Compare local, state, and national elected officials and explain their roles and responsibilities, including the president, governor, mayor, and representatives.


  • 2.16 Describe the United States in economic terms, including free enterprise, private property, producers and consumers, profit and loss, costs and benefits, and imports and exports.

  • 2.17 Explain why and how people specialize in the production of goods and services.

  • 2.18 Explain how scarcity of resources and opportunity costs require people to make choices to satisfy wants and needs.

  • 2.19 Identify how people use natural (renewable and non-renewable), human, and capital resources to provide goods and services.