Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 2: Word List - Social

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absolute  Read Word
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
climate  Read Word
weather condition; atmosphere; environment
compass rose  Read Word
a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart
conserve  Read Word
retain; protect from loss or harm; preserve; use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste
consumer  Read Word
people who buy goods or services
country  Read Word
an area outside of cities and towns; the territory occupied by a nation
county  Read Word
the largest administrative district within a state
election  Read Word
voting; balloting; right or ability to make a choice
future  Read Word
the time yet to come
geographer  Read Word
an expert on geography
geography  Read Word
study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
globe  Read Word
body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball
government  Read Word
the act of governing; exercising authority
governor  Read Word
head of a state government
interdependence  Read Word
interconnection; interrelation; dependence between two or more people, groups, or things
landform  Read Word
a natural feature of the earth's surface
legend  Read Word
explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
location  Read Word
scene; site; place where something is or could be located
map key  Read Word
explanatory table of symbols used on a map or chart
mayor  Read Word
the head of a city government
producer  Read Word
someone who manufactures something
relative  Read Word
properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
replenish  Read Word
fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to
revenue  Read Word
money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward
rural  Read Word
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
scale  Read Word
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
society  Read Word
a formal association of people with similar interests; an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
state  Read Word
the territory occupied by a nation
suburban  Read Word
relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs
urban  Read Word
metropolitan; of, relating to, or located in a city