Pennsylvania flag
Skills available for Pennsylvania second-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

Show alignments for:


6.1 Scarcity and Choice

  • 6.1.2.A Scarcity and Choice

    • Identify scarcity of resources within the school community.

  • 6.1.2.B Limited Resources

    • Identify community wants and needs.

  • 6.1.2.C Opportunity Costs

    • Explain how choice has consequences.

  • 6.1.2.D Incentives and Choice

    • Identify a choice based on community interest.

6.2 Markets and Economic Systems

  • 6.2.2.A Goods and Services

  • 6.2.2.B Market Competition

    • Differentiate between markets and competition.

  • 6.2.2.C Advertising and Media

    • Define personal choice as related to buying an item.

  • 6.2.2.D Price Determination

  • 6.2.2.E Economic Health

    • Identify the impact on a community when a business closes.

  • 6.2.2.F Private Economic Institutions

    • Describe the role of financial institutions as related to consumers' financial needs.

  • 6.2.2.G Economic Systems

    • Identify examples of an economic system.

6.3 Functions of Government

  • 6.3.2.A Goods and Services

  • 6.3.2.B Government Involvement in the Economy

  • 6.3.2.C Taxation

    • Define taxes and who pays them.

  • 6.3.2.D Government's Role in International Trade

    • Identify products produced outside the United States.

6.4 Economic Interdependence

  • 6.4.2.A Specialization

    • Identify local examples of specialization of work.

  • 6.4.2.B Trade

  • 6.4.2.C Multinational and Non-Governmental Organizations

    • Identify products that come from many different countries.

  • 6.4.2.D Factors Contributing to Economic Interdependence

6.5 Income, Profit, and Wealth

  • 6.5.2.A Factors Influencing Wages

    • Explain how money earned by individuals is used to meet needs and wants.

  • 6.5.2.B Labor Productivity

    • Different how different job skills impact earnings.

  • 6.5.2.C Types of Businesses

    • Describe the roles of local businesses.

  • 6.5.2.D Profits and Losses

    • Describe money saving behaviors.

  • 6.5.2.E Distribution of Wealth

    • Describe the qualities that may be necessary to complete a task.

  • 6.5.2.F Entrepreneurship

    • Explain the responsibilities of a business owner.

  • 6.5.2.G Costs and Benefits of Saving

    • Identify how saving for a purchase occurs over time.

  • 6.5.2.H Interest Rates

    • Describe why people save money in the local bank.