School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade K

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CIVICS:

Social Studies:

Standard 1.0 Civics

Students will understand the historical development and current status of the democratic principles and the development of skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.

Topic

A. The Foundations and Function of Government

Indicator

  • 1. Identify the importance of rules
Objectives
  1. Identify reasons for classroom and school rules, such as maintaining order and keeping the community safe
  2. Recognize rules help promote fairness, responsible behavior, and privacy

Indicator

  • 2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
Objectives
  1. Identify common symbols, such as the American Flag, and Statue of Liberty
  2. Recognize that saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" are practices associated with being a citizen

Topic

B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System

Indicator

  • 1. Identify people important to the American political system
Objectives
  1. Identify the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and the current president
  2. Use informational text to identify and discuss the contributions of individuals recognized on national holidays, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents' Day

Topic

C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order

Indicator

  • 1. Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of being a member of the family and school
Objectives
  1. Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of family members
  2. Describe the roles of members of the school, such as principal, crossing guard, bus drivers, and teachers
  3. Identify and describe rights, and responsibilities in the classroom and family

Date: 6/20/2006