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Skills available for Washington second-grade social studies standards

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SSS Social Studies Skills

  • SSS1.2 Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate claims.

    • SSS1.2.1 Explain how multiple points of view on local issues shape decisions made within a community.

    • SSS1.2.2 Construct an argument with reasons to support a point of view.

    • SSS1.2.3 Develop an explanation about an historical outcome using correct sequence and relevant information to support a point of view.

  • SSS2.2 Uses inquiry-based research.

    • SSS2.2.1 Identify disciplinary ideas associated with a compelling question.

    • SSS2.2.2 Identify facts and concepts associated with a supporting question.

    • SSS2.2.3 Make connections between supporting questions and compelling questions.

    • SSS2.2.4 Ask and answer questions about claims or positions.

    • SSS2.2.5 Ask and answer questions about explanations.

  • SSS3.2 Deliberates public issues.

    • SSS3.2.1 Identify and explain a range of local, regional, and global problems, and some ways in which people are trying to address them.

    • SSS3.2.2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.

    • SSS3.2.3 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classrooms.

  • SSS4.2 Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a claim and presents the product in a manner that meaningfully communicates with a key audience.

    • SSS4.2.1 Gather relevant information from one or two sources while using the origin and structure to guide the selection.

    • SSS4.2.2 Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.

    • SSS4.2.3 Present a summary of an argument using print, oral, and digital technologies.

C Civics

  • C1.2 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and other foundational documents.

    • C1.2.1 Recognize the key ideal of public or common good within the context of the community.

    • C1.2.2 Apply the key ideal of the public or common good to uphold rights and responsibilities within the context of the school.

    • C1.2.3 Explain some basic functions (establish order, provide security, accomplish common goals) of local government.

    • C1.2.4 Explore and give examples of services (e.g., police and fire protection, maintenance of roads, snow removal, etc.)

  • C2.2 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and other foundational documents.

  • C3.2 Understands the purposes and organization of tribal and international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.

    • C3.2.1 Know that tribes create rules and laws for the public or common good for their community.

    • C3.2.2 Explain the roles of different people that help to govern the tribal community.

  • C4.2 Understands civic involvement.

    • C4.2.1 Demonstrate that citizenship and civic involvement in the neighborhood and community are the rights and responsibilities of individuals.

    • C4.2.2 Explain, give examples, and demonstrate ways to show good citizenship at school and in the community.

    • C4.2.3 Describe the importance of civic participation and locate examples (e.g., food drive) that help the school or community.

    • C4.2.4 Use a variety of print and non-print sources to identify and describe basic democratic ideas (liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibility).

E Economics

  • E1.2 Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.

  • E2.2 Understands the components of an economic system.

    • E2.2.1 Identify the skills and knowledge required to produce certain goods and services.

    • E2.2.2 Describe the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

  • E3.2 Understands the government's role in the economy.

    • E3.2.1 Identify examples of the goods and services that governments provide.

    • E3.2.2 Identify cost and benefits of publicly owned services.

  • E4.2 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.

    • E4.2.1 Clarify that there are factors that lead to trading with one group over another (e.g. seasons, prices, distance, etc.)

G Geography

H History

  • H1.2 Understands historical chronology.

    • H1.2.1 Create a timeline for events in a community to show how the present is connected to the past.

    • H1.2.2 Create a chronological sequence of multiple events.

    • H1.2.3 Compare life in the past to life today for various members of your community.

  • H2.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

    • H2.2.1 Document how various individuals in the community have shaped local history.

    • H2.2.2 Participate in activities working within one's community that can create a positive impact on oneself and one's local community.

  • H3.2 Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.

  • H4.2 Understands how historical events inform analysis of contemporary issues and events.

    • H4.2.1 Summarize how community history can be used to make current choices.

    • H4.2.2 Explain how the background of an author influences the meaning of the source and why it was created.

    • H4.2.3 Evaluate sources by distinguishing between fact and opinion.