• 2nd Grade -- Social Studies

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • use cardinal directions
    • use intermediate directions
    • use a letter/number grid system to determine location
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • use inch-to-inch map scale to determine distance on maps
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • use a map to explain impact of geography on historical and current events

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • compare similarities and differences
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • distinguish between fact and opinion
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • interpret timelines
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • construct charts and tables
    • analyze artifacts

    C - Georgia’s Geography

    • locate and compare major topographical features of Georgia and describe how these features define Georgia's surface

    D - Historical Figures in Georgia

    • describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments
    • analyze the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history

    E - Governing Georgia

    • give examples of how the historical figures in Georgia demonstrate positive citizenship traits such as: honesty, dependability, trustworthiness, honor, civility, good sportsmanship, patience, and compassion
    • define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws
    • compare and contrast elected officials of the executive branch and where they work

    F - Personal Finance

    • explain that, because of scarcity, people must make choices that result in opportunity costs by identifying issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • identify some ways in which goods and services are allocated (e.g., price, majority rule, contests, force, sharing, lottery, authority, first-come-first-served, and personal characteristics)
    • explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than barter
    • analyze the costs and benefits of personal saving and spending choices