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Skills available for Maine 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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A Students apply critical thinking, a research process, and discipline-based processes and knowledge from civics/government, economics, geography, and history in authentic contexts.

  • A1 Students identify and investigate research questions related to social studies by locating, organizing, and sharing information.

  • A2 Students make individual and collaborative decisions on matters related to social studies using research and discussion skills.

    • a Share ideas and listen to the ideas of others to reach individual and collaborative decisions and make plans.

    • b Make a real or simulated decision related to the classroom, school, or beyond by applying appropriate and relevant social studies skills, including research skills, and relevant information.

  • A3 Students select, plan, and participate in a civic action or service-learning project based on a classroom or school asset or need, and describe the project's potential civic contribution.

B Students draw on concepts from civics and government to understand political systems, power, authority, governance, civic ideals and practices, and the role of citizens in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

C Students draw on concepts and processes from economics to understand issues of personal finance and issues of production, distribution, and consumption in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

  • C1 Students understand the nature of economics as well as key foundation ideas.

    • a Describe economics as how people make choices about how to use scarce resources to meet their wants and needs.

    • b Describe how money is earned and managed in order to buy goods and services and save for the future.

  • C2 Students understand the influence of economics on individuals and groups in the United States and the world, including Maine Native Americans.

    • a Identify examples of how individuals, families, and communities, including Maine Native Americans, are influenced by economic factors.

    • b Describe the work and contribution of various groups to the economics of the local community in the past and present.

D Students draw on concepts and processes from geography to understand issues involving people, places, and environments in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

E Students draw on concepts and processes from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.