BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

K-12 Grade Levels

Grade 02


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Second GradeIn 2nd grade, your child will be studying about their community. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-02.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources


SST-02.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-02.2.01 Compare individual family histories
    • SST-02.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time
    • SST-02.2.03 Identify historic United States figures and their contributions
    • SST-02.2.04 Describe the exchange of ideas, culture, and goods between the Native Americans and the white settlers


SST-02.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-02.3.01 Differentiate between goods and services, consumers and producers
    • SST-02.3.02 Identify community businesses and workers, and the goods and services they provide


SST-02.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-02.4.01 Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in the home, school, and community
    • SST-02.4.02 Compare the relationship between rules and laws in home, school, and community


SST-02.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-02.5.01 Identify North America, South America, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean on a map or globe


SST-02.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-02.6.01 State the city, state, and country in which they live
    • SST-02.6.02 Identify the basic elements that make up a culture
    • SST-02.6.03 Identify ways traditions are passed between generations