State Standards - Social Studies

Grade K
Standard 5.0 History: Students will use historical thinking skills to understand how individuals and events have changed society over time.
A. Change Over Time
1. Distinguish among past, present, and future time
a. Identify and describe events of the day in chronological order
b. Describe daily events in terms of yesterday, today, and tomorrow
2. Compare daily life and objects of today and long ago
a. Compare tools and toys of the past with those of today
b. Tell about people in the past using informational text and features
c. Observe and discuss photographs of the past and compare with photographs of similar images, such as old photographs of the school and community
B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires
C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions


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


Date: 1/27/2015