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Skills available for Missouri second-grade social studies standards

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1 Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States

2 Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

3 Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States

  • 3.A Understand the movement of people from many regions of the world to North America

    • 3.A.1 Compare the culture and people in our community across multiple time periods.

  • 3.B Historical perspective / Thinking / Passage of time

    • 3.B.1 Compare and contrast the changing habitats, resources, art and daily lives of native American people in regions of the U.S.

  • 3.C Knowledge of the contributions of significant persons in U.S. history.

  • 3.D Perspectives on the American Revolution

  • 3.E Political developments and reform movements in the U.S.

  • 3.F Westward Expansion and settlement in the US

  • 3.G Understanding the causes and consequences of the Civil War

  • 3.H Major economic developments in the United States

  • 3.I Causes, States. comparisons, and results of major twentieth-century wars

4 Knowledge of economic concepts and principles

  • 4.A Knowledge of basic economic concepts

    • 4.A.1 Describe consumption and production and the relationship to goods and services within your region.

    • 4.A.2 Demonstrate how people use money to buy and sell goods and services.

    • 4.A.3 Demonstrate how people barter to exchange goods and services.

    • 4.A.4 Explain the relationship of income, labor, and wages.

  • 4.B Understanding the consequences of economic decisions

    • 4.B.1 Describe a personal cost-benefit situation.

  • 4.C Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes

  • 4.D Factors that influence the economy

5 Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

  • 5.A Reading and constructing maps

  • 5.B Understanding location. the concept of location to make predictions and solve problems.

    • 5.B.1 Name and locate the regions in your community.

    • 5.B.2 Name and locate regions of the world.

  • 5.C Understanding the concept of place

    • 5.C.1 Identify and describe physical characteristics of the world.

    • 5.C.2 Identify and describe physical characteristics of the student's region in Missouri.

    • 5.C.3 Describe human characteristics of the student's region in Missouri.

  • 5.D Relationships within places Human-Environment Interactions

  • 5.E Understanding relationships between and among places

    • 5.E.1 Describe different types of communication and transportation and identify their advantages and disadvantages.

    • 5.E.2 Describe how transportation and communication systems have facilitated the movement of people, products, and ideas.

  • 5.F Understanding relationships between and among regions

    • 5.F.1 Define the concept of regions as places which have unifying political, physical, or cultural characteristics.

    • 5.F.2 Identify examples of different regions in Missouri.

    • 5.F.3 Describe why people of different groups settle more in one place or region than another.

  • 5.G Using geography to interpret, explain and predict

    • 5.G.1 Explain how geography affects the way people live today.

6 Knowledge of relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

  • 6.A Cultural characteristics of all people

    • 6.A.1 Compare the cultural characteristics of regions in the state.

  • 6.B Methods of resolving conflicts

    • 6.B.1 Demonstrate a peaceful resolution to a dispute.

  • 6.C Ideas and beliefs of different cultures

    • 6.C.1 Recall stories and songs that reflect the cultural history of peoples from various regions in the United States including regional folk figures, Native American legends and African American folktales.

  • 6.D Cultural heritage and preservation

    • 6.D.1 Describe how regions commemorate cultural heritage.

  • 6.E Changing of roles of various groups

7 Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry

  • 7.A Identify, select, analyze, and evaluate resources to create a product of social science inquiry

    • 7.A.1 Describe and analyze primary and secondary social studies' sources in classroom discussion with guidance and support.

    • 7.A.2 Select and use artifacts to share information on social studies' topics.

  • 7.B Use visual tools to communicate information and ideas

    • 7.B.1 Use visual tools and informational texts to communicate information.

  • 7.C Understanding and supporting fact, opinion, bias and point of view in sources.

    • 7.C.1 Explain the difference between fact and opinion in social studies' topics.

    • 7.C.2 Explain the concept of point of view in social studies' topics.

  • 7.D Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources.

    • 7.D.1 Share research about a social studies' topic.

  • 7.E Developing a research plan and identifying resources

    • 7.E.1 Develop supporting questions about social studies' topics, with assistance.

    • 7.E.2 Describe a process to answer those questions.

    • 7.E.3 Discuss types of sources that would be helpful in exploring social studies' questions.

  • 7.F Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources

  • 7.G Supporting a point of view