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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

  • A Principles of constitutional democracy in the United States

    • Explain and apply the concept of majority rule

  • B Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles

  • C Understanding of the main purposes of United States documents

  • D Knowledge of the symbols of our nation

    • Describe the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance

2 Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

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

  • A Understand the migrations of people from many regions to North America

  • B Knowledge of the ways Missourians have interacted, survived and progressed from the distant past to present times

  • C Discovery, Exploration and Settlement of the United States

  • D Perspectives on The American Revolution

  • E Political Developments in the U.S.

  • F Westward Expansion and settlement in the US

  • G Knowledge of contributions of non-Missourians

    • Compare and contrast the habitats, resources, art and daily lives of native American peoples, Woodland and Plains Indians

  • H Reform movements

  • I Understanding the causes and consequences of the Civil War

  • J Understanding economic concepts

  • K Principles and purposes of government

  • L Principles of constitutional democracy in the United States

  • M Processes of governmental systems

  • N Economic development in the United States

  • O Understanding the roles of people, business, and government in the economic system of the United States

  • P Understanding functions and effects of economic institutions

  • Q Knowledge of economic institutions

  • R Understanding the roles of the government in the US economy

  • S Understanding the concept of location

  • T Understanding the concept of Place

  • U Understanding relationships within places

  • V Understanding relationships between and among regions

  • W Foreign and domestic policy developments

  • X Causes, comparisons, and results of major twentieth-century wars

  • Y Understanding cultural changes

  • Z Missouri history as it relates to major developments of United States History

3b Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of the world

4 Knowledge of economic concepts (including productivity and the market system) and principles (including the laws of supply and demand)

  • A Knowledge of basic economic concepts, being able to explain and use them to interpret historical and current events

    • Explain or demonstrate how people trade using money and bartering

  • B Understanding the consequences of personal and public economic decisions

    • Explain how to make decisions using cost-benefit analysis

  • C Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes

  • D Interdependence of households, businesses and governments

  • E The role of technology in changing the US from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy

  • F Interpreting the past, explaining the present and predicting the future of economic decisions

  • G Compare and contrast economic systems

  • H Understanding the roles of people, business, and government in economic systems of the United States

  • I Understanding the functions and effects of economic institutions

  • J Knowledge of economic institutions

  • K Understanding the roles of government in a market economy

5 Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement and regions) and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

  • A Reading and constructing maps

    • Construct maps with title and key

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

  • C Understanding the concept of place

    • Identify and describe physical characteristics in the world (landforms, water bodies, etc.)

  • D Relationships within places (Human-Environment Interactions) (Movement)

  • E Understanding relationships between and among places

    • Describe different types of communication and transportation and identify their advantages and disadvantages

  • F Understanding relationships between and among regions

    • Define regions (i.e., as places that have some unifying characteristic—political, climatic, language, physical, etc.)

  • G Using geography to interpret, explain and predict

    • Use geography to explain the present (e.g., why today's supermarkets are able to sell apples throughout the year)

  • H Human Systems

  • I Human-environment interactions

  • J Using geography to interpret, explain and plan for the future

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

  • A Cultures meeting the needs of people

  • B Groups meeting the needs of individuals

    • Describe how needs are met by families and friends

  • C Methods of resolving conflicts

  • D Knowledge of how needs of individuals are met

  • E Group membership

  • F Effects of actions, cultural, traditions and institutions

  • G Effect of laws and events on relationships

  • H Effect of personal and group experiences on perceptions

  • I Changing ideas, concepts and traditions

  • J Methods of resolving conflicts

  • K Ideas and beliefs of different cultures

  • L Changing of roles of various groups

  • M Major social institutions

  • N Consequences of individual or institutional failure

  • O Causes, effects and resolutions of cultural conflict

7 Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps and documents)

  • A Identify, select, use, analyze and create appropriate resources, primary and secondary, for social science inquiry

    • a Identify and select visual, graphic and auditory aids (graphs and charts)

    • b Identify, select and use primary and secondary sources (diaries, letters, people, interviews, journals and photos)

    • c Identify and select library and media resources (electronic resources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, videos, periodicals, atlases, telephone directories, and books)

    • d Identify and select artifacts (building structures and materials, works of art representative of cultures, fossils, pottery, tools, clothing, musical instruments)

  • B Knowledge to create and use various social studies graphics and maps

  • C Understanding fact, opinion, bias and points of view in sources

  • D Using technological tools

  • E Developing a research plan and identifying resources

  • F Interpreting various social studies resources

  • G Supporting a point of view