State Standards - Social Studies

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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. 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. 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 A. Elements of Culture A. Elements of Culture
1. Observe and describe ways that people of different cultural backgrounds meet human needs and contribute to the community
1. Analyze elements of two different cultures and how each meets their human needs and contributes to the community
1. Analyze and describe elements of a multicultural setting
a. Observe and describe ways people in their school and community meet human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, music, and stories
a. Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of two different cultures, and how they meet their human needs for food, shelter, and other commonalities such as recreation, music, and stories
a. Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of several cultures and how they meet their human needs for clothing, food, shelter, recreation, education, stories, art, music, and language
b. Discuss and respect traditions and customs of families in the community
b. Explain ways people of different ages and/or cultural backgrounds can respect and help to pass on traditions and customs
b. Explain how and why media such as the internet, television, radio, and newspaper provide an opportunity to understand various perspectives about cultures
B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion
1. Recognize that individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures
1. Explain that individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures to form a community
1. Identify and describe how individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures
a. Identify how families choose to share and borrow traditions from other cultures
a. Give examples of how families in the community share and borrow customs and traditions from other cultures
a. Use non-fiction texts to identify and discuss examples of how communities borrow and share from other cultures
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Explain how groups of people interact
1. Analyze ways in which people interact
1. Analyze how groups of people interact
a. Describe, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members
a. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members
a. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative groups such as using concern, compassion, and respect among group members
  b. Analyze how different points of view in school situations may result in compromise or conflict.
b. Explain how different points of view in school and community situations may result in compromise or conflict
 

 

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