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Social Studies Secular Homeschool Curriculum Skills List | Second Grade


Social Studies concepts create the themes for some of the units within Second Grade Complete. The activities and discussion questions stimulate higher-level thinking and encourage understanding of the concepts.

  • Know name, address, and phone number.
  • Identify city, state, and country of residence.
  • Recite pledges.
  • Understand how to show respect for our American flag.
  • Understand that people are special and have feelings.
  • Understand that people are different.
  • Learn about America‚Äôs original colonies.
  • Understand the significance of a patriotic song.
  • Place important events in chronological order on a timeline.
  • Recognize and learn about the Northeast states.
  • Learn about historical figures.
  • Develop basic map skills.
  • Identify locations on a United States map.
  • Use a compass rose on a map.
  • Plot coordinate locations on a map.
  • Use maps and photos to identify and locate major landmarks or major physical features of the United States.
  • Design a map of a town.
  • Learn about national landmarks in Washington D.C.
  • Identify components of a world map.
  • Develop an understanding of basic economic principles.
  • Understand how people make economic choices.
  • Classify materials as natural resources, capital resources, or human resources.
  • Differentiate between a producer and a consumer.
  • Identify businesses in the local community.
  • Describe how businesses in the local community meet economic wants of consumers.
  • Learn about scarcity and surplus.
  • Learn about pioneers.
  • Compare and contrast pioneer lifestyle to today.
  • Learn about Native Americans.
  • Make and play a Native American game.
  • Recognize contributions of famous missionaries.
  • Understand the role of cowboys in settling the west.
  • Learn about rivers.
  • Learn about national parks.
  • Recognize, name, and locate continents and oceans on a world map.
  • Learn about Africa.
  • Learn about mountains.
  • Make a model of a canyon.
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad.