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Skills available for Maryland second-grade social studies standards

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1 Civics

2 Geography

  • 2.1 Place

    • 2.1.1 Students will be able to explain how location makes their community unique by:

      • 2.1.1.a locating Maryland using cardinal directions on maps, globes, GPS, and Google Earth.

      • 2.1.1.b describing the relative location of Maryland by identifying the equator and north and south poles.

      • 2.1.1.c identifying continents and oceans near and far from Maryland on maps and globe.

      • 2.1.1.d locating key physical features and human-made features in their school community using maps and other geographic tools.

      • 2.1.1.e describing where places are located in their school community on a map using relative distance and direction, such as near-far, above-below and cardinal directions.

      • 2.1.1.f analyzing the school's community using bird's eye view that includes important landmarks in a school or community.

  • 2.2 Human and Environmental Interaction

    • 2.2.1 Students will analyze the human and environmental interactions in their school community by:

      • 2.2.1.a contrasting how regions across Maryland modify their environment to meet changing needs for shelter.

      • 2.2.1.b describing why and how people in Maryland protect the environment.

      • 2.2.1.c explaining how people adapt to changes in the environment.

  • 2.3 Movement of People, Goods and Ideas

    • 2.3.1 Students will describe how transportation and communication link people and places by the movement of goods and ideas by:

      • 2.3.1.a explaining how transportation links goods and people both near and far.

      • 2.3.1.b explaining how communication links people to ideas both near and far.

      • 2.3.1.c identifying goods and ideas in their community that come from both near and far.

3 Economics

  • 3.1 Producers

    • 3.1.1 Students will analyze producers by:

      • 3.1.1.a explaining how producers and consumers use natural, capital and human resources.

      • 3.1.1.b determining the key economic questions of what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce as guiding economic questions economists.

      • 3.1.1.c identifying the government as a producer who uses tax money to produce goods and services.

      • 3.1.1.d connecting the goods and services that are produced by local businesses and government to address the wants and needs of their community.

      • 3.1.1.e explaining how goods and services have changed over time.

      • 3.1.1.f identifying how technology and transportation have changed how goods and services are produced and exchanged.

  • 3.2 Consumers

    • 3.2.1 Students will analyze consumer by:

      • 3.2.1.a explaining that because of scarcity, people must make choices about what they consume.

      • 3.2.1.b differentiating between goods and services.

      • 3.2.1.c explaining how consumers make decisions based on the costs and benefits of goods and services.

      • 3.2.1.d identifying how incentives influence consumers.

      • 3.2.1.e identifying opportunity cost and trade-offs as the result of choices.

      • 3.2.1.f determining how consumers acquire goods and services.

  • 3.3 Personal Finance

    • 3.3.1 Students will describe an economy by:

      • 3.3.1.a explaining how available resources, wants, and needs influence family decisions.

      • 3.3.1.b identifying how people earn money.

      • 3.3.1.c identifying age-appropriate financial goals.

      • 3.3.1.d describing situations in which saving is necessary.

      • 3.3.1.e explaining the meaning and purpose of taxes.

      • 3.3.1.f developing a spending and saving plan including income and expenses.

4 History