Second Grade Social Studies California Standards 2.1 Students can tell if something happened long ago or yesterday. 2.1.1. Students can gather information about their family history by interviewing their family, looking at photographs, looking through family artifacts, and looking at family documents. Students can talk about the information that they learned. 2.1.2. Students can compare their life with the lives of their grandparents, parents, or guardians. 2.2. Students can describe the absolute location of places and people. They can describe the relative location of people and places. They can tell you the difference between the two types of locations. They can describe locations. 2.2.1. Students can find specific locations and geographic features In my community on a simple map. 2.2.2 Students can label the following things on a map of North America: the countries, oceans, Great Lakes, major rivers, and mountain ranges from memory. Students can identify the following essential map elements: title, legend, directional indicator, scale and date. 2.2.3. Students can show you where their ancestors lived using a map. They can tell about how their family ended up living in our community. 2.2.4 Students can tell you about the differences in how land is used in rural, urban, and suburban regions in California. They can tell you about the similarities in how land is used in rural, urban and suburban regions in California. 2.3. Students can explain government, institutions and practices in the United States and in other countries. 2.3.1 Students can explain how laws are made, how laws are carried out, if laws have been broken, and how people are punished if laws are broken in the United States and in other countries. 2.3.2 Students can tell you about some ways that groups and nations work together to fix problems. 2.4. Students can tell you about their role in the economy. They can use basic economic reasoning skills. 2.4.1 Students can talk about where food comes from and how they eat. They can talk about the roles of farmers, processors, distributors, weather, land and water resources in food production. 2.4.2. Students can tell you the role of a buyer (Consumer). They can tell you the role of a seller (producer). 2.4.3. Students can tell you how limited resources affect what is produced and what is consumed. 2.5. Students can tell you heroes from long ago and the recent past have made a difference in others' lives.
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