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Skills available for Nebraska second-grade social studies standards

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Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.

  • The World in Spatial Terms

    • SS 2.3.1 Students will explore where (spatial) and why people, places and environments are organized locally.

      • SS 2.3.1.a Identify the globe as a model of Earth

      • SS 2.3.1.b Identify and describe locations in the neighborhood (e.g., home, the park, friend's house, fire station, grocery store)

      • SS 2.3.1.c Identify map elements (i.e., title, scale, symbols, legend, and cardinal directions)

      • SS 2.3.1.d Locate community, Nebraska, and the United States on maps and globes

      • SS 2.3.1.e Analyze why things are located where they are (e.g., "Why are stores on a main street?")

      • SS 2.3.1.f Distinguish between continents/islands, oceans/seas, countries/continents, and cities/states

  • Places and Regions

  • Physical Systems

    • SS 2.3.3 Students will identify natural processes in their physical world.

      • SS 2.3.3.a Identify basic components of Earth's physical processes (e.g., landforms, water, climate and weather)

      • SS 2.3.3.b Identify the relationship between the Earth and the Sun (e.g., day/night, length of day, seasons)

  • Human Systems

  • Human/Environment Interaction

    • SS 2.3.5 Students will identify the relationship between humans and the physical environment.

      • SS 2.3.5.a Describe how seasonal weather patterns, natural hazards, and natural resources affect human activities

      • SS 2.3.5.b Identify Earth's natural resources (e.g., minerals, air, land, water, soil)

      • SS 2.3.5.c Identify how humans and the physical environment interact (e.g., choice of building materials, variations in agricultural practices, land use modifications, fish, forestry, and wildlife management)

  • Application of Geography to Issues and Events

    • SS 2.3.6 Students will use geographic skills to make connections.

      • SS 2.3.6.a Identify how you might apply geographic knowledge or techniques to solve a problem (e.g., use global positioning system (GPS) navigation for shortest route to school; map destinations for family vacation to determine the best order to visit)