Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 2


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SS.CV.1.2

Explain what governments are and some of their functions (e.g. making and enforcing laws, protecting citizens, and collecting taxes).

SS.CV.2.2

Describe how communities work to accomplish common tasks, establish responsibilities, and fulfill roles of authority.

SS.EC.1.2:

Demonstrate how our choices can affect ourselves and others in positive and negative ways.

SS.EC.2.2

Explain the role of money in making exchange easier.

SS.EC.3.2

Compare the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities

SS.EC.FL.4.2

Explain that money can be saved or spent on goods and services.

SS.G.1.2

Construct and interpret maps and other graphic representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.

SS.G.2.2

Identify some cultural and environmental characteristics of your community and compare to other places.

SS.G.3.2

Explain how people in your community use local and distant environments to meet their daily needs.

SS.H.1.2

Summarize changes that have occurred in the local community over time.

SS.H.2.2

Compare individuals and groups who have shaped a significant historical change.

SS.H.3.2

Explain how different kinds of historical sources (such as written documents, objects, artistic works, and oral accounts) can be used to study the past.

SS.IS.1.2

Create questions to help guide inquiry about a topic with guidance from adults and/or peers

SS.IS.2.2

Explore facts from various sources that can be used to answer the developed questions.

SS.IS.3.2

Gather information from one or two sources with guidance and support from adults and/or peers.

SS.IS.4.2

Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.

SS.IS.5.2

Ask and answer questions about arguments and explanations.

SS.IS.6.2

Use listening, consensus building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom.