Delaware Recommended Curriculum for Grade 2
Students in 2nd grade continue building a foundation for citizenship. Students will understand why respect for others is a foundation of civil society. To introduce economics, students study why scarcity necessitates choice. If we can’t have everything we would like, we must choose those things we want most. They analyze the benefits and costs of using resources in order to make sound decisions. Students continue to learn more about the world around them by examining how the exchange of goods and services by individuals from different countries creates interdependence. Students will understand that documents and artifacts give us information about the past. They practice the skills of gathering historical data, and examining, analyzing, and interpreting these data.