Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 2

Big Ideas

  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.

Overall Expectations:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Recognize causes and consequences of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Explain why people’s beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events (perspective)
  • Make value judgments about events, decisions, or actions, and suggest lessons that can be learned (ethical judgment)

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture
  • how people’s needs and wants are met in communities
  • relationships between people and the environment in different communities
  • diverse features of the environment in other parts of Canada and the world
  •  rights and responsibilities of individuals regionally and globally
  • roles and responsibilities of regional governments

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