Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework — Grade 2


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2.1

On a map of the world, locate all of the continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. (G)

2.10

After reading or listening to a variety of true stories about individuals recognized for their achievements, describe and compare different ways people have achieved great distinction (e.g. scientific, professional, political, religious, commercial, military, athletic, or artistic). (H)

2.2

Locate the current boundaries of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. (G)

2.3

Locate the oceans of the world: the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. (G)

2.4

Locate five major rivers in the world: the Mississippi, Amazon, Volga, Yangtze, and Nile. (G)

2.5

Locate major mountains or mountain ranges in the world such as the Andes, Alps, Himalayas, Mt. Everest, Mt. McKinley, and the Rocky Mountains. (G)

2.6

Explain the difference between a continent and a country and give examples of each. (G)

2.7

On a map of the world, locate the continent, regions, or and then the countries from which students, their parents, guardians, grandparents, or other relatives or ancestors came. With the help of family members and the school librarian, describe traditional food, customs, sports and games, and music of the place they came from. (G, C)

2.8

With the help of the school librarian, give examples of traditions or customs from other countries that can be found in America today. (G, C)

2.9

With the help of the school librarian, identify and describe well-known sites, events, or landmarks in at least three different countries from which students families come and explain why they are important. (H, G, C)