State Standards - Social Studies

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Grade PK Grade K
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
1. Identify the importance of rules
1. Identify the importance of rules
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
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
2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
2. Identify symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
a. Recognize symbols, such as the American flag
a. Identify common symbols, such as the American Flag, and Statue of Liberty
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. 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
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
  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
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
a. Identify roles of family members
a. Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of family members
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
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