Second Grade
Social Studies Standards Pacing Chart
2nd Semester

History
    I can identify and explain why the following social leaders were important to the           United States: Tecumseh, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony,           and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    I can identify and explain why the following political leaders were important to the           United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and           Martin Luther King, Jr.
    I can identify and explain why the following scientists and inventors were important to           the United States: George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, and Charles           Drew, and Rachel Carson.
    I can identify and explain why the following explorers were important to the United           States: Neil Armstrong, and Christopher Columbus.
People in Societies
    I can describe ways in which language, stories, folk tales, music, and art are cultural           expressions and influence people’s behavior.
    I can describe the contributions of important individuals to the cultural heritage of the           United States including artists, inventors, scientists, architects, explorers, and           political leaders.
Government
     I can identify leaders elected by the people:
Examples:
mayor, governor, president
     I can explain how a system of government provides order to a group such as a            school or community.
     I can explain why government is needed for making and enforcing laws.
     I can explain why government is needed for providing leadership, services, and for            resolving disputes
     I can explain the importance of United States landmarks and what they represent.
Examples:
  Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln         Memorial

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