Social Studies Vocabulary Grade 2 artifact an object from long ago communication the sharing of ideas and information conserve an object from another time or place Could this be an artifact from the early days of Cypress, Texas? the sharing of ideas and information My mother and grandmother use the telephone for communication. to save resources or to make them last longer to save resources I turn off the water when brushing my teeth to conserve the water. consumer a person who buys and uses goods and services a person who buys and uses goods and services The consumer is buying food for a picnic. culture a group’s way of life a group’s way of life My family celebrates Cinco de Mayo because it is part of our culture. election a time when people vote for their leaders The election to choose the President is held in November. a time when people vote for their leaders governor the leader of a state’s government the leader of the state Rick Perry has served longer as governor of Texas than anyone else. landmark a familiar object at a place a known object at a site The Alamo is a Texas landmark. map legend reading table the part of a map that shows what the symbols mean computer the part of a map that shows what the symbols mean Look for the symbol of the computer in the map legend. mayor a leader of a city’s government city leader The mayor who leads the city of Houston is Annise Parker. patriotism a feeling of pride people have for their country a feeling of pride people have for their country People show patriotism when they wave the flag. president the leader of a country’s government the leader of a country George Washington was the first president of the U.S. producer a person who makes or sells goods recreation things people do in their free time a person who makes, grows, or sells goods This baker is a producer of cookies for you and me. the things people do in their spare time, such as playing sports or having hobbies My favorite recreation is swimming. rural relating to the country country area Our farm is in a rural area. suburb a community near a large city towns near a large city Cypress, Texas is a suburb of Houston. time line a line that shows when events happen a line that shows when events happen A time line can be used to show holidays in a year. transportation ways of carrying people and goods from one place to another ways of carrying people and goods from one place to another Buses and airplanes are two types of transportation. urban relating to the city the city Houston, Texas is an urban area. volunteer a person who works free a person who works without being paid She is a volunteer for the Red Cross.