State Standards - Social Studies

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Grade PK Grade K
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
1. Identify themselves as individuals and members of families that have the same human needs as others
1. Identify similarities and differences in people's characteristics, habits, and living patterns to describe how they meet the same human needs
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
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
b. Use personal experiences, stories, and electronic media to demonstrate understanding that all people need food, clothing, and shelter
b. Give examples of qualities, such as customs, interests, skills, and experiences that make individuals and families in their immediate environment unique
B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Identify how groups of people interact
1. Demonstrate 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
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
 

 

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