Minnesota flag
Skills available for Minnesota 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.

Showing alignments for:


1 Citizenship and Government

  • 1 Civic Skills

    • 1 Democratic government depends on informed and engaged citizens who exhibit civic skills and values, practice civic discourse, vote and participate in elections, apply inquiry and analysis skills and take action to solve problems and shape public policy.

      • Demonstrate voting skills, identify rules that keep a voting process fair, and explain why voting is important.

  • 2 Civic Values and Principles of Democracy

    • 2 The civic identity of the United States is shaped by historical figures, places and events and by key foundational documents.

  • 4 Governmental Institutions and Political Processes

    • 7 The primary purposes of rules and laws within the United States constitutional government are to protect individual rights, promote the general welfare and provide order.

      • Compare and contrast student rules, rights and responsibilities at school with their rules, rights and responsibilities at home; explain the importance of obeying rules.

2 Economics

  • 1 Economic Reasoning Skills

    • 1 People make informed economic choices by identifying their goals, interpreting and applying data, considering the short- and long-run costs and benefits of alternative choices and revising their goals based on their analysis.

      • Given a goal and several alternative choices to reach that goal, select the best choice and explain why.

  • 3 Fundamental Concepts

    • 3 Because of scarcity individuals, organizations and governments must evaluate trade-offs, make choices and incur opportunity costs.

      • Describe the trade-offs of a decision; describe the opportunity cost of a choice as the next best alternative which was not chosen.

  • 4 Microeconomic Concepts

    • 5 Individuals, businesses and governments interact and exchange goods, services and resources in different ways and for different reasons; interactions between buyers and sellers in a market determines the price and quantity exchanged of a good, service or resource.

      • Classify materials that come from nature as natural resources (or raw materials); tools, equipment and factories as capital resources; and workers as human resources.

      • Identify money as any generally accepted item used in making exchanges.

3 Geography

4 History

  • 1 Historical Thinking Skills

  • 2 Peoples, Cultures and Change Over Time

    • 4 The differences and similarities of cultures around the world are attributable to their diverse origins and histories, and interactions with other cultures throughout time.

      • Compare and contrast daily life for Minnesota Dakota or Anishinaabe peoples in different times, including before European contact and today.

      • Describe how the culture of a community reflects the history, daily life or beliefs of its people.