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Skills available for Rhode Island second-grade social studies standards

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Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History

  • HP 1 History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.

    • HP 1 (K-2)-1 Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by

      • a identifying and categorizing the kinds of information obtained from a variety of artifacts and documents (e.g., What would this artifact tell us about how people lived?)

      • b distinguishing objects, artifacts, and symbols from long ago and today (e.g., passage of time documented through family photos, evolution of household appliances)

    • HP 1 (K-2)-2 Students interpret history as a series of connected events with multiple cause-effect relationships, by

      • a describing and organizing a sequence of various events in personal, classroom, or school life (e.g., organizing and interpreting data in timelines)

      • b explaining how a sequence of events affected people in home, classroom, or school (e.g., getting a new student in the classroom)

  • HP 2 History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.

    • HP 2 (K-2)-1 Students connect the past with the present by

      • a recognizing the origin, name, or significance of local geographic and human-made features (e.g., school, street, park, city, river, monuments)

    • HP 2 (K-2)-2 Students chronicle events and conditions by

      • a describing, defining, and illustrating a sequence of events from personal, classroom, school, or community life (e.g., timeline or self-made informational text showing key events)

    • HP 2 (K-2)-3 Students show understanding of change over time by

      • a exploring and describing similarities and differences in objects, artifacts, and technologies from the past and present (e.g., transportation, communication, school and home life)

  • HP 3 The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.

    • HP 3 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of how the past frames the present by

      • a identifying how events and people shape family and school life (e.g., How would your life change if you moved to another place? What would happen if your school closed? What would happen if there were no school buses?)

    • HP 3 (K-2)-2 Students make personal connections in an historical context (e.g., source-to-source, source-to-self, source-to-world) by

      • a using a variety of sources (e.g., photographs, written text, clothing, oral history) to reconstruct their past and understand the present.

  • HP 4 Historical events and human/natural phenomena impact and are influenced by ideas and beliefs.

    • HP 4 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding that geographic factors and shared past events affect human interactions and changes in civilizations by

      • a identifying geographic factors that can affect how people interact (e.g., students in the same desk cluster are more likely to interact).

      • b identifying events that can affect how people interact (e.g., beginning kindergarten means you play with classmates; moving to a new place means you need to make new friends).

    • HP 4 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding that innovations, inventions, change, and expansion cause increased interaction among people (e.g., cooperation or conflict) by

      • a identifying innovations or inventions that have impacted interaction between people (e.g., the invention of the telephone allowed people to talk to each other at a distance).

  • HP 5 Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.

    • HP 5 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding that a variety of factors affect cultural diversity within a society by

    • HP 5 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding that culture has affected how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment by

      • a describing daily life for individuals in a cultural community.

      • b identifying different cultures present in the local community.

    • HP 5 (K-2)-3 Various perspectives have led individuals and/or groups to interpret events or phenomena differently and with historical consequences by

      • a describing how people with different perspectives view events in different ways.