Michigan Social Studies Standards — Grade 2


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2-C1.0.1.

Explain why people form governments.

2-C1.0.2.

Distinguish between government action and private action.

2-C2.0.1.

Explain how local governments balance individual rights with the common good to solve local community problems.

2-C2.0.2.

Describe how the Pledge of Allegiance reflects the core democratic value of patriotism.

2-C3.0.1.

Give examples of how local governments make, enforce, and interpret laws (ordinances) in the local community.

2-C3.0.2.

Use examples to describe how local government affects the lives of its citizens.

2-C3.0.3.

Identify services commonly provided by local governments (e.g., police, fire departments, schools, libraries, parks).

2-C5.0.1.

Identify ways citizens participate in community decisions.

2-C5.0.2.

Distinguish between personal and civic responsibilities and explain why they are important in community life.

2-C5.0.3.

Design and participate in community improvement projects that help or inform others. (See P4.2.2)

2-E1.0.1.

Identify the opportunity cost involved in a consumer decision.

2-E1.0.2.

Identify businesses in the local community.

2-E1.0.3.

Describe how businesses in the local community meet economic wants of consumers.

2-E1.0.4.

Describe the natural, human, and capital resources needed for production of a good or service in a community.

2-E1.0.5.

Use examples to show that people cannot produce everything they want (specialization) and depend on trade with others to meet their wants.

2-G1.0.1.

Construct maps of the local community that contain symbols, labels, and legends denoting human and natural characteristics of place.

2-G1.0.2.

Use maps to describe the spatial organization of the local community by applying concepts including relative location and using distance, direction, and scale.

2-G2.0.1.

Compare the physical and human characteristics of the local community with those of another community.

2-G2.0.2.

Describe how the local community is part of a larger region (e.g., county, metropolitan area, state).

2-G4.0.1.

Describe land use in the community (e.g., where people live, where services are provided, where products are made).

2-G4.0.2.

Describe the means people create for moving people, goods, and ideas within the local community.

2-G4.0.3.

Use components of culture (e.g., foods, language, religion, traditions) to describe diversity in the local community.

2-G5.0.1.

Suggest ways people can responsibly interact with the environment in the local community.

2-G5.0.2.

Describe positive and negative consequences of changing the physical environment of the local community.

2-H2.0.1.

Demonstrate chronological thinking by distinguishing among years and decades using a timeline of local community events.

2-H2.0.2.

Explain why descriptions of the same event in the local community can be different.

2-H2.0.3.

Use an example to describe the role of the individual in creating history.

2-H2.0.4.

Describe changes in the local community over time (e.g., types of businesses, architecture and landscape, jobs, transportation, population).

2-H2.0.5.

Identify a problem in a community's past and describe how it was resolved.

2-H2.0.6.

Construct a historical narrative about the history of the local community from a variety of sources (e.g., data gathered from local residents, artifacts, photographs).

2-P3.1.1.

Identify public issues in the local community that influence the daily lives of its citizens.

2-P3.1.2.

Use graphic data and other sources to analyze information about a public issue in the local community and evaluate alternative resolutions.

2-P3.1.3.

Give examples of how conflicts over core democratic values lead people to differ on resolutions to a public policy issue in the local community.

2-P3.3.1.

Compose a statement expressing a position on a public policy issue in the local community and justify the position with a reasoned argument.

2-P4.2.1.

Develop and implement an action plan to address or inform others about a public issue.

2-P4.2.2.

Participate in projects to help or inform others.