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Kindergarten for Social Sciences
It is essential that these standards be addressed in contexts that promote Social Science Analysis, civic responsibility, understanding global relationships, enhanced communication, making connections between the past, present and future, and the ability to evaluate historical and contemporary issues.
Relate significant events and eras in local, state, United States, and world history to past and present issues and developments.
K.1. Compare children and families of today to those of the past.
K.2. Identify celebrations, commemorations, and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people, events, and heritage.
Use multiple perspectives, primary sources, context, and reasoning skills to understand the significance of events, people, ideas and institutions.
K.3. Distinguish between past and present.
K.4. Compare and contrast the studentís own environment with the past.
K.5. Use sense of time for planning.
K.6. Create and explain a simple timeline of events.
Understand and use geographic skills and concepts to interpret contemporary and historical issues.
K.7. Identify and compare and contrast pictures, maps and globes.
K.8. Describe roles of self and family members.
K.9. Locate, identify, and describe places of importance to self, family, and school.
K.10. Explain how people can care for the environment.
K.11. Use terms related to location, direction, and distance (e.g., over/under, here/there, left/right, above/below, forward/backward, between).
Civics and Government
Understand and apply knowledge about governmental and political systems, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
K.12. Explain why rules are needed and how rules reduce conflict and promote fairness.
K.13. Use and identify respectful dialog, taking turns, and explain how rules are different in different settings.
K.14. Distinguish between democratic methods and decisions made by authority.
Understand economic concepts and principles and how available resources are allocated in a market and other economies. Understand and apply knowledge and skills to manage oneís financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.
K.15. Identify various forms of money and explain how money is used.
K.16. Give examples of different jobs performed in neighborhoods.
K.17. Identify examples of ownership of different items, recognizing the difference between private and public ownership, and the need for sharing.
K.18. Explain how jobs provide income.
K.19. Distinguish between wants and needs.
Social Science Analysis
Design and implement strategies to research for reliable information, analyze issues, explain perspectives, and resolve issues using the social sciences.
K.20. Compare and contrast past and present events or practices.