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Skills available for Utah second-grade social studies standards

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1 Students will recognize and describe how people within their community, state, and nation are both similar and different.

2 Students will recognize and practice civic responsibility in the community, state, and nation.

3 Students will use geographic tools and skills to locate and describe places on earth.

  • 1 Identify common symbols and physical features of a community, and explain how they affect people’s activities in that area.

    • a Identify community traffic signs and symbols, and know their meanings (e.g., stop sign, hazard symbols, pedestrian crossing, bike route, recreational, blind or deaf child signs).

    • b Describe how geographic aspects of the area affect a community and influence culture (e.g., river, mountain, and desert).

    • c Describe ways in which people have modified the physical environment in a community (e.g., building roads, clearing land for homes, and mining).

  • 2 Demonstrate geographic skills on a map and a globe.

    • a Identify and use information on a map and on a globe (e.g., map key or legend, simple grid systems, physical features, compass rose).

    • b Compare and contrast the difference between maps and globes.

    • c Locate your city, the State of Utah, and the United States on a variety of maps or on a globe.

    • d Locate and label the following on a map or a globe: the seven continents, the five oceans, the poles, and the equator.

    • e Using a map or a globe, link cultures/nationalities within your community to their place of origin.

4 Students will explain how the economy meets human needs through the interaction of producers and consumers.

  • 1 Describe how producers and consumers work together in the making and using of goods and services.

    • a Define and explain the difference between producing and consuming.

    • b Explain ways in which people can be both consumers and producers of goods and services.

    • c Recognize that people supply goods and services based on what people want.

    • d Identify examples of technology that people use (e.g., automobiles, computers, telephones).

    • e Identify how technology affects the way people live (work and play).

  • 2 Describe the choices people make in using goods and services.

    • a Explain the goods and services that businesses provide.

    • b Explain the services that government provides.

    • c Explain different ways to pay for goods and services (i.e., cash, checks, credit cards).

    • d Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services.

    • e Explain reasons and ways to save money (e.g., to buy a bicycle or MP3 player, piggy bank, bank, credit union, savings account).