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Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
1.) Relate principles of American democracy to the founding of the nation.

•  Identifying reasons for the settlement of the thirteen colonies
•  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
•  Demonstrating the voting process, including roles of major political parties
•  Utilizing school and classroom rules to reinforce democratic values
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 32
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 21
Podcasts: 8
Web Resources: 2
2.) Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.

•  Recognizing our country's founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison
•  Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
•  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
•  Describing the history of American symbols and monuments
Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 18
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 13
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 4
3.) Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past.

Examples: historical letters, stories, interviews with elders, photographs, maps, artifacts

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
4.) Use vocabulary to describe segments of time, including year, decade, score, and century.

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
5.) Differentiate between a physical map and a political map.

Examples: physical—illustrating rivers and mountains

political—illustrating symbols for states and capitals

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 37
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 28
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 7
6.) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

•  Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
•  Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
•  Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
•  Locating points on a grid
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
7.) Explain production and distribution processes.

Example: tracing milk supply from dairy to consumer

•  Identifying examples of imported and exported goods
•  Describing the impact of consumer choices and decisions on supply and demand
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
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

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 12
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 2
9.) Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States.

Examples: how—ships, planes, automobiles

why—improved quality of life, family connections, disasters

•  Describing the importance of cultural unity and diversity within and across groups
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 38
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 35
Podcasts: 3
Web Resources: 0
10.) Identify ways people throughout the country are affected by their human and physical environments.

Examples: land use, housing, occupation

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

•  Identifying positive and negative ways people affect the environment
Examples: positive—restocking fish in lakes, reforesting cleared land

negative—polluting water, littering roadways, eroding soil

•  Recognizing benefits of recreation and tourism at state and national parks (Alabama)
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 41
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 35
Podcasts: 6
Web Resources: 0
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

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