State Standards - Social Studies

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Grade K Grade 1 Grade 2
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. Identify similarities and differences in people's characteristics, habits, and living patterns to describe how they meet the same human needs
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
a. Use experiences, such as class trips, classroom visitors, stories, and electronic media, to give examples of different choices people make about meeting their human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, stories, and music
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
b. Give examples of qualities, such as customs, interests, skills, and experiences that make individuals and families in their immediate environment unique
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. 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
  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
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise
1. Demonstrate how groups of people interact
1. Explain how groups of people interact
1. Analyze ways in which people interact
a. Identify, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills, such as listening to the speaker, taking turns, settling disagreements, and reaching compromise at home and in school
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
    b. Analyze how different points of view in school 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