Maryland Social Studies Standards — Grade 2


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SS.2.1.A.1.a

Explain how school and community rules promote orderliness, fairness, responsibility, privacy, and safety

SS.2.1.A.1.b

Identify leadership positions and organizations in the community and explain how they can be helpful in maintaining safety and order

SS.2.1.A.2.a

Use appropriate informational text to develop an understanding of democratic skills and attitudes, such as rights and responsibilities, respect, fairness, honesty, loyalty, and courage

SS.2.1.A.2.b

Connect certain people, symbols, songs and poems to the ideals they represent, such as George Washington portrays leadership, the American flag represents loyalty and respect, and the Star Spangled Banner represents courage and freedom

SS.2.1.B.1.a

Describe the contributions of local government leaders and current leaders of their school and community, such as county executives, county council or mayor, and city council

SS.2.1.B.1.b

Explain how contributions of people recognized in holidays, such as Memorial Day and Constitution Day, represent democratic beliefs and attitudes, that include rights and responsibilities, loyalty, respect, and courage

SS.2.1.C.1.a

Recognize and describe how making choices affects self, family, school, and community

SS.2.1.C.1.b

Identify concerns in the community, such as safety issues and pollution problems and ways to resolve these concerns

SS.2.2.A.1.a

Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of two different cultures, and how they meet their human needs for food, shelter, and other commonalities such as recreation, music, and stories

SS.2.2.A.1.b

Explain ways people of different ages and/or cultural backgrounds can respect and help to pass on traditions and customs

SS.2.2.B.1.a

Give examples of how families in the community share and borrow customs and traditions from other cultures

SS.2.2.C.1.a

Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members

SS.2.2.C.1.b

Analyze how different points of view in school situations may result in compromise or conflict.

SS.2.3.A.1.a

Identify the purpose and use of a globe and a variety of maps and atlases, such as school maps, neighborhood maps and simple atlases

SS.2.3.A.1.b

Identify and use map elements, such as title, compass rose, simple grid system, legend/key, date, and author to interpret a map

SS.2.3.A.1.c

Identify the equator, poles, seven continents, four oceans, and countries on a map and globe

SS.2.3.A.1.d

Describe a place using bird's eye view, and satellite images, photographs, and pictures

SS.2.3.B.1.a

Identify natural/physical features and human-made features using maps and photographs

SS.2.3.B.1.b

Describe and classify regions using climate, vegetation, animal life, and natural/physical features

SS.2.3.B.1.c

Classify places as rural and urban

SS.2.3.B.1.d

Describe how geographic characteristics determine choices, such as climate guides decisions about food, clothing, and shelter

SS.2.3.C.1.a

Compare types of transportation used to move goods and people today and long ago

SS.2.3.C.1.b

Compare ways people communicate ideas today and long ago

SS.2.3.D.1.a

Describe ways, such as clearing trees and farming land, that people modify their environment and the impact of those modifications

SS.2.3.D.1.b

Describe how and why people protect or fail to protect the environment

SS.2.3.D.1.c

Explain how people adapt to changes in the environment

SS.2.4.A.1.a

Identify and explain economic choices people make

SS.2.4.A.1.b

Identify and give examples of the positive and negative aspects of each choice

SS.2.4.A.1.c

Explain that choices have consequences, some of which are more important than others

SS.2.4.A.2.a

Identify the natural, capital, and human resources used in the production of a good or service

SS.2.4.A.2.b

Identify examples of specialized workers in the school and community, such as nurses, truck drivers, lawyers, and postal workers

SS.2.4.A.3.a

Identify examples of technology used by consumers, such as automobiles, cameras, telephones, microwaves, televisions, and computers

SS.2.4.A.3.b

Analyze why consumers use technology in their daily lives

SS.2.4.B.1.a

Describe different market situations where buyers and sellers meet to exchange goods and services

SS.2.4.B.1.b

Describe how people meet in market communities around the world, such as farmers' markets and door-to-door sales

SS.2.4.B.3.a

Identify goods and services provided by businesses

SS.2.4.B.3.b

Identify goods and services provided by government

SS.2.4.B.3.c

Explain different ways to pay for goods and services, such as credit cards, checks, debit cards, and money orders

SS.2.5.A.1.a

Develop a personal timeline in each students' life

SS.2.5.A.1.b

Describe the relationship among events in a variety of timelines

SS.2.5.A.2.a

Gather and interpret information about the past from informational sources and biographies

SS.2.5.A.2.b

Collect and examine photographs of the past and compare with similar, current images, such as, photographs of modes of transportation and communication

SS.2.6

Students shall use reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding of political, historical, and current events using disciplinary and inquiry literacies.