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Arkansas: 2nd-Grade Standards

  • AR.G. Strand / Content Standard: Geography

    • G.1. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Physical and Spatial

      Students shall develop an understanding of the physical and spatial characteristics and applications of geography.

      • G.1.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Define relative location.

      • G.1.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Locate the county in which the student lives on an Arkansas map.

      • G.1.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Locate the capital of Arkansas.

      • G.1.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify and locate countries bordering the United States.

      • G.1.2.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Locate and define the North and South Poles and the Equator on a map of globe.

      • G.1.2.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Locate the seven continents using a map or globe.

      • G.1.2.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Name and locate the four major oceans.

      • G.1.2.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Describe how climate changes with the seasons.

      • G.1.2.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Distinguish between different types of maps: physical, political, and historical.

      • G.1.2.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Understand the purpose of map components: title, compass rose, key/legend, and map scale.

      • G.1.2.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Describe the relative locations of places using cardinal directions (e.g., Arkansas is south of Missouri).

      • G.1.2.12. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Identify and locate physical features on maps and globes: rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, islands, desert, and coast.

      • G.1.2.13. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Construct maps of a familiar place (e.g. classroom, bedroom, fictional place) that includes the following: title, compass rose, and legend/key.

    • G.2. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Culture and Diversity

      Students shall develop an understanding of how cultures around the world develop and change.

      • G.2.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Compare customs of another culture to one's own.

      • G.2.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Compare the lifestyle, dress, and occupations of Arkansans to those of people in other parts of the world.

      • G.2.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Compare and contrast how people in rural and urban areas live and work.

    • G.3. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Interaction of People and the Environment

      Students shall develop an understanding of the interactions between people and their environment.

      • G.3.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Identify the various types of transportation and communication links between communities.

      • G.3.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Explore the roles of responsible citizens in preserving the environment: recycling, planting trees, and conserving energy.

      • G.3.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Examine ways in which people affect the physical environment.

  • AR.C. Strand / Content Standard: Civics

    • C.4. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Government

      Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.

      • C.4.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Explain the basic purposes of government at the local level.

      • C.4.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Identify various people and groups who make, apply, and enforce rules and laws for others.

      • C.4.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Identify local government officials (e.g., mayor, city manager, county judge, sheriff).

      • C.4.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Define democracy.

    • C.5. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Citizenship

      Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.

      • C.5.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Roots of Democracy

        Understand the significance of national symbols (e.g., National Anthem, Liberty Bell, Pledge of Allegiance, American Flag, Statue of Liberty, United States Constitution).

      • C.5.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Examine the rights and responsibilities that citizens have in a community (e.g., obey laws, voting in elections).

      • C.5.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Explain the voter's role in the democratic process.

      • C.5.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Identify rules of etiquette for the American flag.

  • AR.H. Strand / Content Standard: History

    • H.6. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: History

      Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.

      • H.6.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Explain the purpose in celebrating national holidays: Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Independence Day, and Constitution Day .

      • H.6.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Identify state symbols of Arkansas: gem, mineral, rock, mammal, and anthem.

      • H.6.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism and Nationalism

        Discuss historical people of Arkansas (e.g., Bill Clinton, Daisy Bates, Sequoyah).

      • H.6.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Conflict and Consensus

        Define conflict.

      • H.6.2.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Determine the data to be included on a personal timeline.

      • H.6.2.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Determine how photos and documents are used to gather information about the past.

      • H.6.2.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Define technology and list examples.

      • H.6.2.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Describe the ways in which communities have changed over time.

      • H.6.2.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Identify reasons Pilgrims came to the New World: religious freedom and political freedom.

      • H.6.2.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Discuss the characteristics of a colony.

      • H.6.2.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Recognize American Indian tribes of Arkansas: Osage, Quapaw, and Caddo.

      • H.6.2.12. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Compare past and present means of transportation and communication in Arkansas.

      • H.6.2.13. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Identify areas settled as a result of Christopher Columbus' voyages to America.

      • H.6.2.14. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Identify Ferdinand and Isabella and their purpose in supporting Columbus: gold, silk, and spices.

      • H.6.2.15. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Cultural Diversity and Uniformity

        Understand the significance of the Thanksgiving feast to the relationship between the American Indians and the Pilgrims.

  • AR.E. Strand / Content Standard: Economics

    • E.7. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Choices

      Students shall analyze the costs and benefits of making economic choices.

      • E.7.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Describe an event or situation in daily life in which a trade off is made.

      • E.7.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Discuss that because of scarcity people must make choices and incur opportunity costs.

      • E.7.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Discuss making choices based on incentives/rewards

    • E.8. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Resources

      Students shall evaluate the use and allocation of human, natural, and capital resources.

      • E.8.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Distinguish between consumers and producers in a local community.

      • E.8.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Research the skills and education needed for specific jobs.

      • E.8.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Discuss the availability of natural resources.

      • E.8.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Give examples of capital resources.

    • E.9. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Markets

      Students shall analyze the exchange of goods and services and the roles of governments, businesses, and individuals in the market place.

      • E.9.2.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Identify items that have been used as currency (e.g., shells, beads, pelts).

      • E.9.2.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Understand that the use of money facilitates exchange.

      • E.9.2.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Discuss a variety of services that financial institutions provide.

      • E.9.2.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Classify productive resources into the following categories: natural resources, human resources, and capital resources.

      • E.9.2.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Investigate goods and services provided by markets in the local community.

      • E.9.2.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Identify exchanges made: monetary and barter.

      • E.9.2.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Define specialization and interdependence

 
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