West Virginia

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Skills available for West Virginia second-grade social studies standards

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  • SS.2.E.1 investigate various occupations and career opportunities and how they have changed within the state and nation.

  • SS.2.E.2 consider and categorize needs and wants in a graph, chart or table to evaluate consequences of one choice over another.

  • SS.2.E.3 design a system that reflects the understanding of the exchange of goods and services (e.g., trading cards and classroom store).

  • SS.2.E.4 explain the role of banks in saving for future purchases and create a graph reflecting savings over time.


  • SS.2.G.1 utilize a legend, compass rose and cardinal directions to identify locations (e.g., Charleston, West Virginia, New York, District of Columbia, etc.) and geographic features (e.g., Great Lakes, Rocky Mountains, Mississippi River, etc.) in the United States.

  • SS.2.G.2 identify the continents and oceans on a map and globe.

  • SS.2.G.3 summarize how climate, location and physical surroundings have caused changes in the community and state over time.

  • SS.2.G.4 classify examples of natural resources and how people use them.

  • SS.2.G.5 utilize appropriate global information systems including maps, globes and geographic technology to examine, gather data and analyze for a variety of real-world situations.


West Virginia History

  • SS.2.WV.1 identify state symbols, celebrations, holidays, famous West Virginians and the governor of the West Virginia state government.

  • SS.2.WV.2 locate and give examples of the natural resources and geographic features of West Virginia on a map.

  • SS.2.WV.3 locate county seats, the state's capital city, and bordering states on a map.

  • SS.2.WV.4 examine the cultural life of West Virginians through storytelling and various art forms (e.g., songs, instruments, artwork, photographs, etc.).

  • SS.2.WV.5 compare and contrast past and present lifestyles of West Virginians.