Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 2

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


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


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


Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.


Ask and answer questions about arguments and explanations.


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


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


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


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