State Standards - Social Studies

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Standard 1.0 Political Science: 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. Standard 1.0 Political Science: 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. Standard 1.0 Political Science: 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. Standard 1.0 Political Science: 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.
A. The Foundations and Function of Government A. The Foundations and Function of Government A. The Foundations and Function of Government A. The Foundations and Function of Government
1. Identify the importance of rules
1. Identify the importance of rules
1. Explain the importance of rules
1. Explain how rules and laws are made and necessary to maintain order and protect citizens
a. Recognize why people have rules at home and at school
a. Identify reasons for classroom and school rules, such as maintaining order and keeping the community safe
a. Explain how rules promote fairness, responsibility, and privacy in the school and community
a. Explain how school and community rules promote orderliness, fairness, responsibility, privacy, and safety
b. Generate and follow classroom rules, such as taking turns, walking inside, and forming a line that promote order and safety in the classroom
b. Recognize rules help promote fairness, responsible behavior, and privacy
b. Identify leadership positions in the school and community and recognize their authority in keeping students safe, following rules, and maintaining order
b. Identify leadership positions and organizations in the community and explain how they can be helpful in maintaining safety and order
2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
2. Identify and discuss the meaning of symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
2. Explain how democratic skills and attitudes are associated with being a responsible citizen
a. Recognize symbols, such as the American flag
a. Identify common symbols, such as the American Flag, and Statue of Liberty
a. Identify and discuss the meaning of common symbols associated with the United States of America, such as bald eagle, White House, and the Statue of Liberty
a. Use appropriate informational text to develop an understanding of democratic skills and attitudes, such as rights and responsibilities, respect, fairness, honesty, loyalty, and courage
b. Recognize that the Pledge of Allegiance is a practice that happens in school
b. Recognize that saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" are practices associated with being a citizen
b. Describe how actions, such as pledging allegiance to the American flag and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America" are associated with being a citizen
b. Connect certain people, symbols, songs and poems to the ideals they represent, such as George Washington portrays leadership, the American flag represents loyalty and respect, and the Star Spangled Banner represents courage and freedom
B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System
1. Recognize people important to the American political system
1. Identify people important to the American political system
1. Identify and describe people important to the American political system
1. Explain how contributions and events are important to the American political system
a. 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
a. Identify the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and the current president
a. Describe the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the current president
a. Describe the contributions of local government leaders and current leaders of their school and community, such as county executives, county council or mayor, and city council
  b. 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
b. Explain how contributions of people may be recognized with holidays and celebrations, such as Presidents' Day and Veterans' Day
b. Explain how contributions of people recognized in holidays, such as Memorial Day and Constitution Day, represent democratic beliefs and attitudes, that include rights and responsibilities, loyalty, respect, and courage
C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order
1. Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of being a member of the family and school
1. Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of being a member of the family and school
1. Describe the rights and responsibilities of being a participating member of the family, school and neighborhood
1. Describe the rights and responsibilities of being a participating member of the school and the community
a. Identify roles of family members
a. Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of family members
a. Identify the rights, responsibilities and choices that students have in the family, school, and neighborhood
a. Recognize and describe how making choices affects self, family, school, and community
b. Identify the roles of members of the school, such as principal, teacher, and nurse
b. Describe the roles of members of the school, such as principal, crossing guard, bus drivers, and teachers
b. Demonstrate ways to work together to maintain a clean and safe home, school, and neighborhood environment
b. Identify concerns in the community, such as safety issues and pollution problems and ways to resolve these concerns
c. Identify and discuss rights, responsibilities and choices in the classroom and family
c. Identify and describe rights, and responsibilities in the classroom and family
   
 

 

MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/social_studies/vsc_toolkit.html.

 

Date: 1/27/2015