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Skills available for Pennsylvania second-grade social studies standards

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5.1. Principles and Documents of Government

  • 5.1.2.A. Rule of Law

    • Explain the purposes of rules and their consequences in the classroom and school community.

  • 5.1.2.B. Laws and Government

    • Explain the importance of rules in the classroom and school community.

  • 5.1.2.C. Principles and Ideals that Shape Government

    • Define fairness in working with others.

  • 5.1.2.D. Documents and Ideals that Shape Pennsylvania and US Government

    • Explain why school rules are written and posted.

  • 5.1.2.E. Individual Rights

  • 5.1.2.F. Symbols

    • Identify state symbols.

5.2. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

  • 5.2.2.A. Civics Rights and Responsibilities

    • Identify and explain the importance of responsibilities at school at home and the community.

  • 5.2.2.B. Conflict and Resolution

    • Identify a problem and probable solution.

  • 5.2.2.C. Leadership and Public Service

    • Identify community projects/activities that support leadership and public service.

  • 5.2.2.D. Competent and Responsible Citizens

    • Explain responsible community behavior.

5.3. How Government Works

  • 5.3.2.A. Branches of Government

  • 5.3.2.B. Structure, Organization, and Operation of Governments

  • 5.3.2.C. Government Services

  • 5.3.2.D. Leadership and Political Elections

    • Identify positions of authority at school.

  • 5.3.2.E. Elements of the Election Process

    • Describe situations in the state or nation when having an elected official represent the people is beneficial.

  • 5.3.2.F. Conflict and the Court System

    • Identify and explain behaviors for responsible school citizens and possible consequences for inappropriate action.

  • 5.3.2.G. Interest Groups

  • 5.3.7.H. Media Influences

    • Identify different forms of media.

  • 5.3.2.I. Taxes

  • 5.3.7.J. Systems of Government

    • Identify the responsibilities of voters after the vote.

5.4. How International Relationships Function

  • 5.4.2.A. Countries and Conflicts

    • Explain examples of conflict in the community, state, and nation.

  • 5.4.2.B. Tools of Foreign Policy

    • Identify ways that countries can work together.

  • 5.4.2.C. International Organizations

    • Explain why nations need to work together for peace.

  • 5.4.2.D. Media and Its Influence

    • Identify the different types of media.

  • 5.4.2.E. How Foreign Policy is Influenced

    • Explain how a community reaches compromise.