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Skills available for Rhode Island second-grade social studies standards

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Civics & Government

  • C&G 1 People create and change structures of power, authority, and governance in order to accomplish common goals.

    • C&G 1 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of origins, forms, and purposes of government by

      • a identifying rules and consequences for not following them in different settings (e.g., home, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.) and explaining why we need rules and who makes the rules

      • b evaluating the rules in different settings (e.g., Is this a good rule and why/why not?)

      • c exploring examples of services (e.g., post office, police, fire, garbage collection) provided in their own community

    • C&G 1 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of sources of authority and use of power, and how they are/can be changed by

      • a identifying authority figures who make, apply, and enforce rules (e.g., family, school, police, firefighters, etc.) and how these people help to meet the needs of the common good

      • b recognizing and describing the characteristics of leadership and fair decision making, and explaining how they affect others (e.g., line leader, team captain)

  • C&G 2 The Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.

  • C&G 3 In a democratic society all people have certain rights and responsibilities.

    • C&G 3 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of citizens' rights and responsibilities by

      • a exhibiting respect (e.g., waiting one's turn, respecting differences, sharing, etc.) for self, parents, teachers, authority figures (police, fire, doctors, community leaders), and others

    • C&G 3 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and groups exercise (or are denied) their rights and responsibilities by

      • a demonstrating personal and group rights and responsibility (e.g., self-managing behavior, time, space, and materials)

      • b working cooperatively in a group, sharing responsibilities or individual roles within a group

      • c identifying feelings and situations that lead to conflict and describing ways people solve problems effectively

  • C&G 4 People engage in political processes in a variety of ways.

    • C&G 4 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of political systems and political processes by

      • a identifying forms of civic participation (e.g., voting, conducting a survey)

    • C&G 4 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate their participation in political processes by

      • a experiencing a variety of forms of participation (e.g., voting, conducting a survey, writing a class letter about an issue of concern)

    • C&G 4 (K-2)-3 Students participate in a civil society by

      • a identifying problems, planning and implementing solutions in the classroom, school, and community (e.g., problem of litter/solutions -each picks up one piece of trash, recycle, plan a clean-up day, etc.)

  • C&G 5 As members of an interconnected world community, the choices we make impact others locally, nationally, and globally.

    • C&G 5 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the many ways earth's people are interconnected by

      • a exploring and discussing ways we interact with others around the world (e.g., food, clothing, transportation, tourism, news)

    • C&G 5 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of an interconnected world by

      • a using a variety of print and non-print sources to explore other people and places

    • C&G 5 (K-2)-3 Students demonstrate an understanding of how the choices we make impact, and are impacted by an interconnected world, by

      • a listing the pros and cons of personal decisions (e.g., littering, recycling)