Alabama Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 2


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2.E.7

Explain production and distribution processes. Example: tracing milk supply from dairy to consumer

2.E.7.a

Identifying examples of imported and exported goods

2.E.7.b

Describing the impact of consumer choices and decisions on supply and demand

2.E.8

Describe how scarcity affects supply and demand of natural resources and human-made products. Examples: cost of gasoline during oil shortages, price and expiration date of perishable foods

2.E.G.H.10

Identify ways people throughout the country are affected by their human and physical environments. Examples: land use, housing, occupation

2.E.G.H.10.a

Comparing physical features of regions throughout the United States Example: differences in a desert environment, a tropical rain forest, and a polar region

2.E.G.H.10.b

Identifying positive and negative ways people affect the environment Examples: positiverestocking fish in lakes, reforesting cleared land negativepolluting water, littering roadways, eroding soil

2.E.G.H.10.c

Recognizing benefits of recreation and tourism at state and national parks

2.E.G.H.CG.9

Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States. Examples: howships, planes, automobiles whyimproved quality of life, family connections, disasters

2.E.G.H.CG.9.a

Describing the importance of cultural unity and diversity within and across groups

2.G.5

Differentiate between a physical map and a political map. Examples: physicalillustrating rivers and mountains politicalillustrating symbols for states and capitals

2.G.5.a

Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border

2.G.6

Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

2.G.6.a

Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale

2.G.6.b

Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest

2.G.6.c

Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar

2.G.6.d

Locating points on a grid

2.H.11

Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States. Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes

2.H.3

Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past. Examples: historical letters, stories, interviews with elders, photographs, maps, artifacts

2.H.4

Use vocabulary to describe segments of time, including year, decade, score, and century.

2.H.CG.1

Relate principles of American democracy to the founding of the nation

2.H.CG.1.a

Identifying reasons for the settlement of the thirteen colonies

2.H.CG.1.b

Recognizing basic principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the three branches of government, and the Emancipation Proclamation

2.H.CG.1.c

Demonstrating the voting process, including roles of major political parties

2.H.CG.1.d

Utilizing school and classroom rules to reinforce democratic values

2.H.CG.2

Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.

2.H.CG.2.a

Recognizing our countrys founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison

2.H.CG.2.b

Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe

2.H.CG.2.c

Describing the significance of national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day

2.H.CG.2.d

Describing the history of American symbols and monuments Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial