Social Studies

2nd Grade Social Studies Power Standards

Power Standards (Listed) and Supporting Standards (Italicized) 


  • With guidance and support, identify features and functions of governments. (SS.2. CV.1)
  • With guidance and support, describe how communities can collaborate to accomplish tasks, establish roles and responsibilities and achieve equitable outcomes for the community.(SS.2. CV.2.)

Economics & Financial Literacy

  • Demonstrate how our choices can affect ourselves and others in positive and negative ways. (SS.EC.1.2)


  • Describe the connections between the physical environment of a place and the economic activities found there. (SS.2.G.3.)
  • With guidance and support, identify some cultural and environmental characteristics of your community and compare to other places or regions. (SS.2.G.2)
  • With guidance and support, use print and digital maps, globes and other simple geographic models to identify cultural and environmental characteristics of places. (SS.2.G.1)


  • Examine key events that changed history from multiple perspectives, including the perspectives of diverse individuals, cultures, and groups (SS.2.H.2.2)
  • Identify main ideas and changes that have occurred in the local community over time and retell how  these changes impacted diverse groups in the community. (SS.2.H.1.2)

Social Studies Inquiry Standards

  • Generate important questions to address local, regional, state, national, and global problems.
  • Create action steps to find answers to questions.
  • Evaluate and use credible sources that represent multiple points of view. 
  • Develop claims, formulate explanations,  and construct arguments using relevant evidence and data from multiple sources to answer important questions.
  • Share findings with authentic audiences using a variety of technologies to enhance the message.
  • Reflect on one’s inquiry process and findings to take informed action.