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Idaho: 2nd-Grade Standards

  • Standard 1: History

    Students in Grade 2 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.

    Goal 1.1:

    Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.1.1.1 Discuss different groups that a person belongs to such as family and neighborhood and how those roles and/or groups have changed or stayed the same.
  • Standard 2: Geography

    Students in Grade 2 analyze the spatial organizations of people, places and environment on the earth’s surface and explain how human actions modify the physical environment and how physical systems affect human activity and living conditions.

    Goal 2.1:

    Analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth’s surface.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.2.1.1 Identify landforms, bodies of water, and human made features such as cities and dams on a map and globe.
    • 2.SS.2.1.2 State the cardinal directions and how to use a compass rose.
    • 2.SS.2.1.3 Show that map symbols such as key, legend, and scale represent a real object or place.
    • 2.SS.2.1.4 Illustrate that boundary lines separate states.

    Goal 2.2:

    Explain how human actions modify the physical environment and how physical systems affect human activity and living conditions.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.2.2.1 Compare how environmental conditions affect living styles and clothing in different parts of the country.
    • 2.SS.2.2.2 Describe how humans depend on the environment to meet their basic needs.
  • Standard 3: Economics

    Students in Grade 2 explain basic economic concepts, identify different influences on economic systems, and explain the concepts of good personal finance.

    Goal 3.1:

    Explain basic economic concepts.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.3.1.1 Identify wants and needs of all families.
    • 2.SS.3.1.2 Define income and identify different ways to earn and save.
    • 2.SS.3.1.3 Identify the difference between goods and services.
    • 2.SS.3.1.4 Identify differences between producers and consumers.

    Goal 3.2:

    Identify different influences on economic systems.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.3.2.1 Explain how natural resources affect economic activities in the local community.

    Goal 3.4:

    Identify different influences on economic systems.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.3.4.1 Identify reasons people save.
  • Standard 4: Civics and Government

    Students in Grade 2 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, and that all people in the United States rights and assume responsibilities.

    Goal 4.1:

    Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.4.1.1 Explain why rules are necessary at home and school.
    • 2.SS.4.1.2 Explain that there are benefits for following the rules and consequences for breaking the rules at home and school.
    • 2.SS.4.1.3 Identify the people or groups that make, apply, and enforce rules at home and school.

    Goal 4.2:

    Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.4.2.1 Explain important customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent the development of American beliefs and principles.
    • 2.SS.4.2.2 State the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Goal 4.3:

    Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.4.3.1 Identify characteristics of good citizenship, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
    • 2.SS.4.3.2 Name historic and contemporary people who model characteristics of good citizenship.
  • Standard 5: Global Perspectives

    Students in Grade 2 identify the importance of respecting multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    Goal 5.1:

    Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 2, the student will be able to:

    • 2.SS.5.1.1 Compare neighborhoods/communities in various parts of the world.
    • 2.SS.5.1.2 Compare traditions practiced in other parts of the world.
 
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