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South Dakota's Second Grade Standards

  • SD.2.US. Goal / Strand: U.S. History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of civilizations and cultures within the United States over time and place.

    • 2.US.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze U.S. historical eras to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 2.US.1.1. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to place important historical events in the order in which they occurred.

      • 2.US.1.2. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to compare features of modern-day living (food, shelter, clothing, transportation) to those of the past.

      • 2.US.1.3. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to describe ways historical figures contributed to modern-day life (Example

        Thomas Jefferson-Declaration of Independence; Rosa Parks-civil rights; Susan B. Anthony-suffrage; Sequoyah-Cherokee alphabet).

    • 2.US.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the influence/impact of various cultures, values, philosophies, and religions on the development of the U.S.

      • 2.US.2.1. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to compare ways different cultures shared traditions.

  • SD.2.W. Goal / Strand: World History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of world civilizations and cultures over time and place.

    • 2.W.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze historical eras of world history to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 2.W.1.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until third grade.

    • 2.W.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the interaction of world cultures and civilizations, philosophies, and religions.

      • 2.W.2.1. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to compare holidays celebrated in different countries (Examples

        Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Diwali, Japanese Children's Day, Christmas, and Ramadan).

  • SD.2.G. Goal / Strand: Geography

    Students will understand the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment.

    • 2.G.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze information from geographic representation, tools, and technology to define location, place, and region.

      • 2.G.1.1. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to construct a simple aerial view map of the classroom using a map key/legend and at least five symbols.

      • 2.G.1.2. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to use simple map reading skills to identify the map title, label four directions on a compass rose, and interpret the symbols of a map key/legend.

  • SD.2.C. Goal / Strand: Civics (Government)

    Students will understand the historical development and contemporary role of governmental power and authority.

    • 2.C.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze forms and purposes of government in relationship to the needs of citizens and societies including the impact of historical events, ideals, and documents.

      • 2.C.1.1. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain the difference between rules and laws.

      • 2.C.1.2. Standard:

        (Analysis) Students are able to identify why laws are needed in a community and why there are legal consequences for lawbreakers.

      • 2.C.1.3. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain the basic political roles of leaders in the larger community.

    • 2.C.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the constitutional rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.

      • 2.C.2.1. Standard: (Application) Students are able to describe the meaning of majority rule and its related function in a democracy (Example

        Kids Voting).

  • SD.2.E. Goal / Strand: Economics

    Students will understand the impact of economics on the development of societies and on current and emerging national and international situations.

    • 2.E.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the role and relationships of economic systems on the development, utilization, and availability of resources in societies.

      • 2.E.1.1. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the differences between natural resources and human resources and how they are used.

      • 2.E.1.2. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain the importance of making informed decisions about spending, borrowing, and saving.

 
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