• Second-Grade Social Studies Learning Objectives

     
    Social studies is a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to the study of people, their physical environment, traditions, leadership and cultures. The K-3 social studies program introduces geography, civics, economics and history. Students study people and cultures, past and present, from our own community and all over the world. They learn how the physical environment shapes cultures, why governments are important and ways in which our needs are served in the economy.
     
    Geography
    • Compare and contrast absolute and relative location.
    • Locate school, community, state and country on a map.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between seasons, climate and geography.
    • Define natural resources.

    Culture
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the various ways in which a location influences the way in which people live.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of our local community.

    History
    • Begin to develop an understanding of the local history of our community.

    Economics
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of producers and consumers in our community.
    • Observe the way in which our community meets the needs of its citizens.
    • Identify economic concepts such as scarcity, market, supply and demand.
    Civics
    • Demonstrate an understanding of citizens’ rights and responsibilities as a member of a community
    • Identify the functions of government.
    • Identify the structure of local, state and federal government.

    Contemporary Applications
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the current structure of government and contemporary applications of economics in our community.