State Standards - Social Studies

Grade PK
Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different.
A. Elements of Culture
1. Identify themselves as individuals and members of families that have the same human needs as others
a. Identify the members of their families and the ways that they meet their human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalties, such as recreation, stories, and music
b. Use personal experiences, stories, and electronic media to demonstrate understanding that all people need food, clothing, and shelter
B. Cultural Diffusion
C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Identify how groups of people interact
a. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills, such as listening to others, settling disagreements, and taking turns that help people live, work and play together at home and in school


MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at:


Date: 1/27/2015