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Skills available for Rhode Island second-grade social studies standards

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  • G 1 Understanding and interpreting the organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface provides an understanding of the world in spatial terms.

    • G 1 (K-2)-1 Students understand maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies by

    • G 1 (K-2)-2 Students identify the characteristics and features of maps by

      • a recognizing elements of a map (e.g., key, scale, compass rose).

      • b explaining how the elements are used (e.g., key explains symbols; scale indicates distance; compass rose indicates direction).

  • G 2 Physical and human characteristics (e.g., culture, experiences, etc.) influence places and regions.

    • G 2 (K-2)-1 Students understand the physical and human characteristics of places by

      • a identifying and describing natural/physical features (e.g., river, mountains, oceans, weather, climate).

      • b identifying and describing human-made features (e.g., buildings, streets, bridges).

    • G 2 (K-2)-2 Students distinguish between regions and places by

    • G 2 (K-2)-3 Students understand different perspectives that individuals/ groups have by

      • b identifying and describing how people in different places view their environments (e.g., home, classroom, neighborhood, community).

    • G 2 (K-2)-4 Students understand how geography contributes to how regions are defined / identified by

      • b identifying natural physical boundaries of places (e.g., rivers, mountains).

  • G 3 (Movement) Human systems and human movement affect and are affected by distribution of populations and resources, relationships (cooperation and conflict), and culture.

    • G 3 (K-2)-1 Students understand why people do/do not migrate by

      • a describing a reason why people have or have not moved.

    • G 3 (K-2)-2 Students understand the interrelationships of geography with resources by

      • a identifying geographic origins of specific resources (e.g., fish from sea, wheat from plains).

    • G 3 (K-2)-3 Students understand how geography influences human settlement, cooperation or conflict by

      • a describing how features of a place influence what activities do or do not take place there (e.g., soccer field on a flat plain, not on a hill).

      • b describing how people who live near each other sometimes help each other (e.g., sharing set of markers among a desk cluster).

  • G 4 Patterns emerge as humans settle, modify, and interact on Earth's surface to limit or promote human activities.

    • G 4 (K-2)-1 Students explain how humans depend on their environment by

      • a identifying basic environmental resources needed in daily life (e.g., water, air, food).

    • G 4 (K-2)-2 Students explain how humans react or adapt to an ever-changing physical environment by

      • a identifying examples of how changes in the environment can change people's behavior (e.g., we change how we dress depending on the weather or season).

    • G 4 (K-2)-3 Students explain how human actions modify the physical environment by

      • a identifying examples of how people can change the space around them (e.g., a field can be made into a playground, a tree can become a place for a tree house, an empty lot can be changed into a garden).

      • b describing why people change the space around them.