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Skills available for New Hampshire second-grade social studies standards

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Civics and Governments

  • SS:CV:1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of governments, and the fundamental ideals of government of the United States.

  • SS:CV:2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of major provisions of the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions, and the organization and operation of government at all levels including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

  • SS:CV:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the United States to other countries, and the role of the United States in world affairs.

    • SS:CV:2:3.1 Explain that the world is divided into different countries.

    • SS:CV:2:3.2 Describe ways in which countries interact with each other culturally.

    • SS:CV:2:3.3 Describe why it is important for countries to work together to resolve issues, e.g., disaster relief or famine.

  • SS:CV:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and the ability to apply their knowledge of local, state, and national government through the political process and citizen involvement.

    • SS:CV:2:4.1 Examine the responsibilities of individuals as members of a family, school and community, e.g., community helpers or chores at home and school.

    • SS:CV:2:4.2 Discuss ways individuals can be involved in their community, e.g., food drive or cleaning school grounds.


  • SS:EC:1 Students will learn about their role in a free market, how decisions that they make affect the economy, and how changes in the economy can affect them.

  • SS:EC:2 Students will learn about the pillars of a free market economy and the market mechanism.

    • SS:EC:2:2.1 Distinguish between needs and wants.

  • SS:EC:3 Students will be able to explain the business cycle and trends in economic activity over time.

  • SS:EC:4 Students will understand how financial institutions and the government work together to stabilize our economy, and how changes in them affect the individual.

    • SS:EC:2:4.1 Identify the characteristics of money.

    • SS:EC:2:4.2 Describe basic services banks or other financial institutions provide to consumers, savers, borrowers, and businesses.

  • SS:EC:5 Students will recognize the importance of international trade and how economies are affected by it.


  • SS:GE:1 Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps, mental maps, globes, and other graphic tools and technologies to acquire, process, report, and analyze geographic information.

  • SS:GE:2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions as well as how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

    • SS:GE:2:2.1 Explore the physical and human characteristics of place, e.g., roads, schools or mountains.

    • SS:GE:2:2.2 Recognize that areas of the Earth's surface share unifying geographic characteristics, e.g., towns, deserts or woodlands.

    • SS:GE:2:2.3 Observe the ways in which different people perceive places, e.g., personal drawings or book illustrations.

  • SS:GE:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface and the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems.

    • SS:GE:2:3.1 Investigate how the Earth-Sun relationship affects our daily lives, e.g., seasons in New Hampshire or sunlight and shadows.

    • SS:GE:2:3.2 Explore the components and distribution of ecosystems, e.g., desert or rain forest.

  • SS:GE:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of human migration; the complexity of cultural mosaics; economic interdependence; human settlement patterns; and the forces of cooperation and conflict among peoples.

  • SS:GE:5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections and consequences of the interactions between Earth's physical and human systems.

    • SS:GE:2:5.1 Recognize the role of natural resources in daily life, e.g., food, clothing, or shelter.

    • SS:GE:2:5.2 Investigate how people use resources, e.g., building homes or the food they eat.

New Hampshire and United States History

World History and Contemporary Issues

  • SS:WH:1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of major events, ideas and issues pertaining to the history of governance.

    • SS:WH:2:1.1 Recognize that people of different countries have different social and political systems.

  • SS:WH:2 Students will demonstrate their understanding of the interactions of peoples and governments over time.

  • SS:WH:3 Students will demonstrate their understanding of conceptions of reality, ideals, guidelines of behavior and their forms of expression.

    • SS:WH:2:3.1 Explore ways that societies around the world express themselves artistically, e.g., songs, dance or clothing.

  • SS:WH:4 Students will demonstrate their understanding of the changing forms of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time.

  • SS:WH:5 Students will demonstrate their understanding of the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices of individuals and groups over time.

    • SS:WH:2:5.1 Identify the concepts of values and beliefs.