• GLE-Civ2

    2nd Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students understand the purposes of government, and the basic
    constitutional principles of the United States republican form of
    Second grade students will:
    1.1 Discuss ways in which teachers and principals enforce rules and settle disputes
    1.2 Define “limited” and “unlimited” government and give an example of people using power and authority, such as police officers
    1.3 Identify the function of the Colorado Constitution
    1.4 Explain the importance of respect for laws in the school and community, i.e.:
    playground safety, speed limits, voting
    1.5 Make and post a constitution for Grade 2 rules, rights, and responsibilities;
    discuss ways the constitution protects all class members
    Standard 2:
    Students know the structure and function of local, state, and national government and how citizen involvement shapes public policy.
    Second grade students will:
    2.1 Identify some state and national laws about property rights and voting rights
    2.2 Explain a limit of authority in a school, e.g.: the right to a hearing before
    2.3 Explain what makes a good law and rule, e.g.: reasonable, fair, promotes the
    common good
    2.4 Identify criteria for laws and rules, e.g.: enforceable, effective
    Standard 3:
    Students know the political relationship of the United States and its citizens to other nations and to world affairs.
    Second grade students will:
    3.1 Label flags and currency from Mexico and Canada (U.S. neighbors)
    3.2 Bring and explain an item from home which came from a foreign country
    Standard 4:
    Students understand how citizens exercise the rules, rights and
    responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels – local, state, and national.
    Second grade students will:
    4.1 Recite the Pledge of Allegiance to symbolize citizenship in the U.S.
    4.2 Explain the reasons for flag ceremonies and national holidays (Fourth of July,
    Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, etc.)
    4.3 Discuss how a student can exercise his/her rights in a school controversy, e.g.: gathering information, discussing both sides (pro and con), voting on a topic like “eliminating school recess”
    4.4 Define “leadership” and give characteristics of a good leader