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Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade PK

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Geography:

Social Studies:

Standard 3.0 Geography

Students will use geographic concepts and processes to understand location and its relationship to human activities.

Topic

A. Using Geographic Tools

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize that a globe and maps are used to help people locate places
Objectives
  1. Recognize that maps are models of places
  2. Recognize that a globe is a model of Earth
  3. Make maps by drawing, building with blocks, and playing with clay, puzzles, pictures, and photographs

Topic

B. Geographic Characteristics of Places and Regions

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize that places in the immediate environment have specific physical and human-made features
Objectives
  1. Discuss that places have natural/physical features such as mountains, rivers, and hills
  2. Discuss that places have human-made features, such as streets, buildings, and parks

Topic

C. Movement of People, Goods and Ideas

Indicator

  • 1. Identify the role of transportation in the community
Objectives
  1. Recognize transportation as a means of traveling from place to place
  2. Identify ways in which people travel to various places in the community, such as bus, car, and bicycle

Topic

D. Modifying and Adapting to the Environment

Indicator

  • 1. Describe how people adapt to their immediate environment
Objective
  1. Identify ways people adapt to the environment, such as wearing clothing that is appropriate to the weather

Date: 1/27/2015