South Carolina Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 2


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2-1.1

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

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

2-1.3

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

2-1.4

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

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

2-2.

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

2-2.1

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

2-2.2

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

2-2.3

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

2-2.4

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

2-3.

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

2-3.1

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

2-3.2

Explain how peoples choices about what to buy will determine what goods and services are produced.

2-3.3

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

2-3.4

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

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

2-4.

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

2-4.1

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

2-4.2

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

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

2-4.4

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.