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Skills available for New Jersey second-grade social studies standards

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Civics, Government, and Human Rights

Geography, People, and the Environment

  • 6.1.2.GeoPP Human Population Patterns

    • 6.1.2.GeoPP.1 Explain the different physical and human characteristics that might make a location a good place to live (e.g., landforms, climate and weather, resource availability).

  • 6.1.2.GeoSV Spatial Views of the World

  • 6.1.2.GeoHE Human Environment Interaction

  • 6.1.2.GeoGI Global Interconnections

    • 6.1.2.GeoGI.1 Explain why and how people, goods, and ideas move from place to place.

    • 6.1.2.GeoGI.2 Use technology to understand the culture and physical characteristics of regions.

Economics, Innovation, and Technology

  • 6.1.2.EconET Economic Ways of Thinking

    • 6.1.2.EconET.1 Explain the difference between needs and wants.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.2 Cite examples of choices people make when resources are scarce.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.3 Describe how supply and demand influence price and output of products.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.4 Explain the impact that decisions about savings, debt, and investment can have on individuals' lives.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.5 Describe how local and state governments make decisions that affect individuals and the community.

  • 6.1.2.EconEM Exchange and Markets

    • 6.1.2.EconEM.1 Describe the skills and knowledge required to produce specific goods and services.

    • 6.1.2.EconEM.2 Describe the goods and services that individuals and businesses in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

    • 6.1.2.EconEM.3 Identify the ways in which people exchange(d) goods and services today, and in the past (e.g., purchase, borrow, barter).

  • 6.1.2.EconNE National Economy

    • 6.1.2.EconNE.1 Identify examples of human capital, physical capital, and natural resources that contribute to favorable economic conditions.

    • 6.1.2.EconNE.2 Describe examples of goods and services that governments provide.

  • 6.1.2.EconGE Global Economy

    • 6.1.2.EconGE.1 Cite examples of products that are produced domestically and sold abroad and produced abroad and sold domestically.

    • 6.1.2.EconGE.2 Explain why people in one country trade goods and services with people in other countries.

History, Culture, and Perspectives

  • 6.1.2.HistoryCC Continuity and Change

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.1 Use multiple sources to create a chronological sequence of events that describes how and why your community has changed over time.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.2 Use a timeline of important events to make inferences about the "big picture" of history.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.3 Make inferences about how past events, individuals, and innovations affect our current lives.

  • 6.1.2.HistoryUP Understanding Perspectives

  • 6.1.2.HistorySE Historical Sourcing and Evidence

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.1 Use examples of regional folk heroes, stories, and/or songs and make inferences about how they have contributed to the development of a culture's history.

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.2 Analyze a variety of sources describing the same event and make inferences about why the accounts are different (e.g., photographs, paintings, cartoons, newspapers, poetry, novels, plays).

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.3 Use historical data from a variety of sources to investigate the development of a local community (e.g., origins of its name, originating members, important historical events and places).

  • 6.1.2.HistoryCA Claims and Argumentation

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCA.1 Make an evidence-based argument how and why communities change over time (e.g., locally, nationally, globally).