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Second Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G2.1SS.C1.PO3: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past.

  2. G2.1SS.C2.PO1: I can recognize that prehistoric Native American mound-building cultures lived in Central and Eastern North America.

  3. G2.1SS.C4.PO1: I can describe how American colonists and Native Americans lived in the area of the Thirteen Colonies which was ruled by England. 

  4. G2.1SS.C4.PO6: I can discuss how the need for a strong central government led to the writing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  5. G2.3SS.C1.PO1: I can explain the history and meaning of the Capitol and Liberty Bell. 

  6. G2.3SS.C1.PO2: I can explain the different ways the U.S. Constitution gives Americans common laws and protects their rights.

  7. G2.3SS.C2.PO1: I can identify the three branches of national government as represented by the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

  8. G2.3SS.C2.PO3: I can recognize how Arizona and the other states combine to make a nation. 

  9. G2.3SS.C4.PO1: I can discuss examples of responsible citizenship in the school setting and in stories about the past and the present. 

  10. G2.3SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the rights and responsibilities of citizenship: a) elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated b) importance of participation and cooperation in a classroom and community c) why we have rules and the consequences for violating them d) responsibility of voting. 

  11. G2.3SS.C4.PO3: I can describe the importance of students contributing to a community (e.g. , helping others, working together and service projects). 

  12. G2.3SS.C4.PO4: I can identify traits of character (e.g., honesty , courage, cooperation and patriotism) that are important to the preservation and improvement of democracy. 

  13. G2.4SS.C1.PO1: I can recognize different types of maps (e.g., political, physical, thematic) serve various purpose. 

  14. G2.4SS.C1.PO2: I can identify the parts of a map. 

  15. G2.4SS.C1.PO3: I can construct a map of a place I know, including a title and a compass rose. 

  16. G2.4SS.C1.PO4: I can construct tally charts and pictographs to display geographic information (e.g., birthplace- city or state). 

  17. G2.4SS.C1.PO5: I can recognize characteristics of human and physical features: a) physical ( i.e., ocean, continent , river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert) b) human (i.e., equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and South Poles, city, state, county). 

  18. G2.4SS.C1.PO6: I can locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images or globes: a) physical ( i.e., ocean, continent, river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert) b) human (i.e., equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and South Poles, city, state, county). 

  19. G2.4SS.C2.PO3: I can discuss physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers, deserts) in the world.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G2.1SS.C1.PO1: I can place important life events in chronological order on a timeline. 

  2. G2.1SS.C1.PO2: I can sequence American historical events on a timeline

  3. G2.1SS.C1.PO4: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past.

  4. G2.1SS.C1.PO5: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places. 

  5. G2.1SS.C4.PO2: I can recognize dissatisfaction with England’s rules as a key issue that led the Revolutionary War.

  6. G2.1SS.C4.PO3: I can explain how the colonists showed that they were angry with British Rule. 

  7. G2.1SS.C4.PO5: I can tell how the United States became a country because of the Revolutionary War. 

  8. G2.1SS.C5.PO1: I can identify the reasons people have for coming to the United States. 

  9. G2.1SS.C5.PO2: I can explain why people moved west. 

  10. G2.1SS.C5.PO3: I can discuss the experiences (e.g., leaving homeland, facing unknown challenges) of the pioneers as they journeyed west to settle new lands. 

  11. G2.1SS.C5.PO4: I can explain how transportation helped people move west. 

  12. G2.1SS.C5.PO5: I can discuss the effects of Westward Expansion on Native Americans (e.g., loss of land, depletion of the buffalo, establishment of reservations, government boarding schools). 

  13. G2.1SS.C10.PO3: I can recognize current Native American tribes in the United States (e.g., Navajo, Cherokee, Lakota, Iroquois, Nez Perce).

  14. G2.4SS.C4.PO6: I can explain the difference between city, state, country, and continent. 

  15. G2.5SS.C1.PO4: I can explain how people trade goods and services. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G2.2SS.C1.PO1: I can place important life events in chronological order on a timeline. 

  2. G2.2SS.C1.PO2: I can sequence World historical events on a timeline. 

  3. G2.2SS.C1.PO3: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past.

  4. G2.2SS.C1.PO4: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past. 

  5. G2.2SS.C1.PO5: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places.

  6. G2.2SS.C2.PO1: I can explain how civilizations developed in China, India and Japan. 

  7. G2.2SS.C2.PO2: I can tell how art, architecture and inventions contributed to the development of Asia. 

  8. G2.4SS.C2.PO1: I can identify through images of content studied (e.g., Japan, China, The United States) how places have distinct characteristics. 

  9. G2.4SS.C2.PO2: I can discuss human features (e.g., cities, parks, railroad tracks, hospitals, shops, schools) in the world. 

  10. G2.4SS.C2.PO4: I can discuss the ways places change over time. 

  11. G2.4SS.C4.PO5: I can tell about how Asian civilizations have changed over time. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G2.1SS.C10.PO1: I can use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to describe current events.

  2. G2.1SS.C10.PO2: I can compare and contrast current events with historical events. 

  3. G2.2SS.C5.PO1: I can describe how expanding trade (e.g., Marco Polo’s travels to Asia) led to the exchange of new goods (i.e. spices, silk) and ideas. 

  4. G2.2SS.C9.PO1: I can use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to describe current events.

  5. G2.3SS.C1.PO1: I can explain the history and meaning of national symbols, documents, songs, and monuments. 

  6. G2.3SS.C1.PO3: I can summarize the importance of national holidays. 

  7. G2.4SS.C4.PO1: I can discuss housing and land use in urban and rural communities.

  8. G2.4SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the reasons (e.g., jobs, climate, family) for human settlement patterns. 

  9. G2.4SS.C4.PO4: I can discuss elements of culture (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) in a community of areas studied. 

  10. G2.4SS.C5.PO1: I can identify the ways humans depend on, adapt to and impact the earth. 

  11. G2.4SS.C6.PO1: I can discuss geographic concepts related to current events. 

  12. G2.4SS.C6.PO2: I can use geography concepts and skills (e.g., patterns, mapping, graphing) to find solutions for problems(e.g., trash, leaky faucets, bike paths, traffic patterns) in the environment.

  13. G2.5SS.C1.PO3: I can identify differences among natural resources (e.g., water, soil, and wood), human resources (e.g., people at work), and capital resources (e.g., machines, tools, and buildings). 

  14. G2.5SS.C1.PO6: I can recognize that some goods are made in the local community and some are made in other parts of the world. 

  15. G2.5SS.C1.PO7: I can discuss how people can be both producers and consumers of goods and services.

  16. G2.5SS.C5.PO1: I can discuss costs and benefits of personal savings.

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