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South Carolina's Second Grade Standards

  • SC.2-1. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Communities

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the local community as well as the fact that geography influences not only the development of communities but also the interactions between people and the environment.

    • 2-1.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify on a map the location of places and geographic features of the local community (e.g., landforms, bodies of water, parks) using the legend and the cardinal directions.

    • 2-1.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize characteristics of the local region, including its geographic features and natural resources.

    • 2-1.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize the features of urban, suburban, and rural areas of the local region.

    • 2-1.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Summarize changes that have occurred in the local community over time, including changes in the use of land and in the way people earn their living.

    • 2-1.5. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify on a map or globe the location of his or her local community, state, nation, and continent.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Recognize maps, mental maps, and geographic models as representations of spatial relationships.
      2. Find and describe the locations and conditions of places.
  • SC.2-2. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Communities

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of local, state, and national government.

    • 2-2.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify the basic functions of government, including making and enforcing laws, protecting citizens, and collecting taxes.

    • 2-2.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize different types of laws and those people who have the power and authority to enforce them.

    • 2-2.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify the roles of leaders and officials in government, including law enforcement and public safety officials.

    • 2-2.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain the role of elected leaders, including mayor, governor, and president.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Identify political, social, and economic institutions that affect the student, the school, and the community.
      2. Practice responsible citizenship within his or her school, community, and state.
  • SC.2-3. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Communities

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of goods and services and supply and demand in a community.

    • 2-3.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Summarize the role of community workers who provide goods and services.

    • 2-3.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain how people’s choices about what to buy will determine what goods and services are produced.

    • 2-3.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain ways that people may obtain goods and services that they do not produce, including the use of barter and money.

    • 2-3.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify examples of markets and price in the local community and explain the roles of buyers and sellers in creating markets and pricing.

    • 2-3.5. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain the effects of supply and demand on the price of goods and services.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
      2. Understand that people make choices based on the scarcity of resources.
      3. Explain the importance of jobs in the fulfillment of personal and social goals.
  • SC.2-4. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Communities

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of cultural contributions made by people from the various regions in the United States.

    • 2-4.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize the basic elements that make up a cultural region in the United States, including language, beliefs, customs, art, and literature.

    • 2-4.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Compare the historic and cultural traditions of various regions in the United States and recognize the ways that these elements have been and continue to be passed across generations.

    • 2-4.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize the cultural contributions of Native American tribal groups, African Americans, and immigrant groups.

    • 2-4.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recall stories and songs that reflect the cultural history of various regions in the United States, including stories of regional folk figures, Native American legends, and African American folktales.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Distinguish between past, present, and future time.
      2. Measure and calculate calendar time.
      3. Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
      4. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.(2-4)
      (2-4)Social studies resources include the following: texts, calendars, timelines, maps, mental maps, charts, tables, graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, paintings, cartoons, architectural drawings, documents, letters, censuses, artifacts, models, geographic models, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images, and geographic information systems.
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