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Skills available for Rhode Island second-grade social studies standards

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Economics

  • E 1 Individuals and societies make choices to address the challenges and opportunities of scarcity and abundance.

    • E 1 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts-by

      • a identifying human, natural, and capital resources.

      • b explaining how the availability of resources affects production of goods and offering of services and their consumption.

      • c identifying positive and negative economic incentives that affect behavior and choice that best satisfies an economic want.

    • E 1 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding that scarcity and abundance causes individuals to make economic choices by

      • a recognizing and discussing the differences between basic wants and needs.

    • E 1 (K-2)-3 Students demonstrate an understanding that societies develop different ways to deal with scarcity and abundance by

      • a identifying how goods and services are shared as a family (e.g., taking turns washing dishes, setting the table, sharing clothes, etc.)

  • E 2 Producers and consumers locally, nationally, and internationally engage in the exchange of goods and services.

    • E 2 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the variety of ways producers and consumers exchange goods and services by

      • a identifying the ways in which people exchange goods and services (e.g., barter, money, commodity money).

      • b explaining how prices affect the choices people make about buying or selling goods or services.

      • c describing how people can earn income by exchanging the use of their labor (physical or mental work) for wages or salaries.

    • E 2 (K-2)-2 Students analyze how innovations and technology affects the exchange of goods and services by

  • E 3 Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.

    • E 3 (K-2)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by

      • a identifying how the classroom community members exchange and consume resources. (e.g. teacher distributes limited school supplies among the students; students take turns using stations).

      • b recognizing the purposes of money and how it can be used (e.g., personal savings, personal spending),

    • E 3 (K-2)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the role of government in a global economy by