Courses of Study : Social Studies

Number of Standards matching query: 11
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 8
Learning Activities: 3
Classroom Resources: 5
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

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.1- Participate in and identify classroom activities that reflect and reinforce democratic values in school and the community.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 35
Learning Activities: 5
Lesson Plans: 6
Classroom Resources: 24
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


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.2- Describe the significant national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 19
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 4
Classroom Resources: 13
Unit Plans: 1
3 ) Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past.

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


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.3- Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past.


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


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.4- Use vocabulary to describe segments of time (e.g., yesterday, today, tomorrow).


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 2
Classroom Resources: 1
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

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.5- Show students how to locate geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border on a map.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 9
Learning Activities: 4
Classroom Resources: 5
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

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.6- Identify Alabama and surrounding states on a map; demonstrate an understanding of map elements including title, legend, scale, compass rose, and intermediate directions recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 5
Classroom Resources: 5
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

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.7- Identify supply and demand.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
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


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.8- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between supply, demand, and scarcity.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 1
Classroom Resources: 3
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

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.9- Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States; recognize that people sometimes move from one place to another, how they move, and reasons why they move.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 5
Classroom Resources: 5
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)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.10- Identify the benefits of recreation and tourism at state and national parks in Alabama.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
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


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.11- Identify that the cultural history of the United States has many influences; identify songs and stories that play a role in defining culture.