School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade 2


Peoples of the Nation and World:

Social Studies:

Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World

Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different.


A. Elements of Culture


  • 1. Analyze elements of two different cultures and how each meets their human needs and contributes to the community
  1. Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of two different cultures, and how they meet their human needs for food, shelter, and other commonalities such as recreation, music, and stories
  2. Explain ways people of different ages and/or cultural backgrounds can respect and help to pass on traditions and customs


B. Cultural Diffusion


  • 1. Explain that individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures to form a community
  1. Give examples of how families in the community share and borrow customs and traditions from other cultures


C. Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise


  • 1. Analyze ways in which people interact
  1. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members
  2. Analyze how different points of view in school situations may result in compromise or conflict.

Date: 1/27/2015