School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade PK

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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. Recognize why people have rules at home and at school
  2. Generate and follow classroom rules, such as taking turns, walking inside, and forming a line that promote order and safety in the classroom

Indicator

  • 2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
Objectives
  1. Recognize symbols, such as the American flag
  2. Recognize that the Pledge of Allegiance is a practice that happens in school

Topic

B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize people important to the American political system
Objective
  1. Respond to informational text read aloud to develop an awareness of the contributions made by certain individuals that are remembered during the observance of national holidays and celebrations

Topic

C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order

Indicator

  • 1. Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of being a member of the family and school
Objectives
  1. Identify roles of family members
  2. Identify the roles of members of the school, such as principal, teacher, and nurse
  3. Identify and discuss rights, responsibilities and choices in the classroom and family

Date: 6/20/2006