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Skills available for South Carolina second-grade social studies standards

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2-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the local community as well as the fact that geography influences not only the development of communities but also the interactions between people and the environment.

  • Geography influences the development of communities. To understand the connections between communities and the environment, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:

    • 2-1.1 Identify on a map the location of places and geographic features of the local community (e.g., landforms, bodies of water, parks) using the legend and the cardinal directions.

    • 2-1.2 Recognize characteristics of the local region, including its geographic features and natural resources.

    • 2-1.3 Recognize the features of urban, suburban, and rural areas of the local region.

    • 2-1.4 Summarize changes that have occurred in the local community over time, including changes in the use of land and in the way people earn their living.

    • 2-1.5 Identify on a map or globe the location of his or her local community, state, nation, and continent.

2-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of local, state, and national government.

2-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of goods and services and supply and demand in a community.

2-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of cultural contributions made by people from the various regions in the United States.