Delaware Standards for Social Studies — Grade 2

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Students will understand that leaders are sometimes chosen by election, and that elected officials are expected to represent the interests of the people who elected them


Students will understand that positions of authority carry responsibilities and should be respected.


Students will understand that respect for others, their opinions, and their property is a foundation of civil society in the United States


Students will understand that American citizens have distinct rights, responsibilities, and privileges.


Students will demonstrate the skills necessary for participating in a group, including defining an objective, dividing responsibilities, and working cooperatively.


Students will understand that individuals and families with limited resources undertake a wide variety of activities to satisfy their wants.


Students will apply the concept that economic choices require the balancing of costs incurred with benefits received.


Students will understand how barter, money, and other media are employed to facilitate the exchange of resources, goods, and services.


Students will identify human wants and the various resources and strategies which have been used to satisfy them over time.


Students will understand that the exchange of goods and services around the world creates economic interdependence between people in different places.


Students will understand the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geo-graphics.


Students will distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur.


Students will identify types of human settlement, connections between settlements, and the types of activities found in each.


Students will use the concepts of place and region to explain simple patterns of connections between and among places across the country and the world.


Students will use clocks, calendars, schedules, and written records to record or locate events in time.


Students will use artifacts and documents to gather information about the past.


Students will understand that historical accounts are constructed by drawing logical inferences from artifacts and documents.


Students will develop an understanding of the similarities between families now and in the past, including: -- Daily life today and in other times -- Cultural origins of customs and beliefs around the world


Students will develop an awareness of major events and people in United States and Delaware history. -- Who lives here and how did they get here? (immigrants, demographics, ethnic and religious groups) -- Important people in our past -- Different kinds of communities in Delaware and the United States