Social Studies: Grade K Version: CPS08-09

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Social Studies

Strand: Historical Understandings

SSKH1: National holidays, people, and events
The student will identify the purpose of national holidays and describe the people or events celebrated.
Element: SSKH1.a
Labor Day
Element: SSKH1.b
Columbus Day (Christopher Columbus)
Element: SSKH1.c
Veterans Day
Element: SSKH1.d
Thanksgiving Day
Element: SSKH1.e
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Element: SSKH1.f
Presidents Day (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the current President)
Element: SSKH1.g
Memorial Day
Element: SSKH1.h
Flag Day
Element: SSKH1.i
Independence Day

SSKH2: American symbols and meanings
The student will identify important American symbols and explain their meaning.
Element: SSKH2.a
The national and state flags (United States and Georgia flags)
Element: SSKH2.b
The bald eagle
Element: SSKH2.c
The Statue of Liberty
Element: SSKH2.d
Lincoln Memorial
Element: SSKH2.e
Washington Monument
Element: SSKH2.f
White House
Element: SSKH2.g
Pledge of Allegiance
Element: SSKH2.h
Star Spangled Banner

SSKH3: Chronology and time
The student will correctly use words and phrases related to chronology and time to explain how things change.
Element: SSKH3.a
Now, long ago
Element: SSKH3.b
Before, after
Element: SSKH3.c
Morning, afternoon, night
Element: SSKH3.d
Today, tomorrow, yesterday
Element: SSKH3.e
First, last, next
Element: SSKH3.f
Day, week, month, year
Element: SSKH3.g
Past, present, future

Strand: Geographic Understandings

SSKG1: American culture
The student will describe American culture by explaining diverse community and family celebrations and customs.

SSKG2: Map and globe
The student will explain that a map is a drawing of a place and a globe is a model of the Earth.
Element: SSKG2.a
Differentiate land and water features on simple maps and globes.
Element: SSKG2.b
Explain that maps and globes show a view from above.
Element: SSKG2.c
Explain that maps and globes show features in a smaller size.

SSKG3: Knowledge of location
The student will state the street address, city, county, state, nation, and continent in which he or she lives.

Strand: Government/Civics Understandings

SSKCG1: Understanding good citizenship
The student will demonstate an understanding of good citizenship.
Element: SSKCG1.a
Explain how rules are made and why.
Element: SSKCG1.b
Explain why rules should be followed.

SSKCG2: Positive character traits
The student will retell stories that illustrate positive character traits and will explain how the people in the stories show the qualities of honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect, truth, pride, self-control, moderation, and accomplishment.

Strand: Economic Understandings

SSKE1: Occupations of people
The student will describe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, soldier, mail carrier, baker, farmer, doctor, and teacher).

SSKE2: Earning income
The student will explain that people earn income by exchanging their human resources (physical or mental work) for wages and salaries.

SSKE3: Money and goods and services.
The student will explain how money is used to purchase goods and services.
Element: SSKE3.a
Distinguish goods from services.
Element: SSKE3.b
Identify various forms of U.S. money (coins, currency).

SSKE4: Choices
The student will explain that people must make choices because they cannot have everything that they want.

Strand: Map and Globe Skills

SSKMG1: Map and globe skills
Map and globe skills.
Element: SSKMG1.a
Use cardinal directions.

Strand: Information Processing Skills

SSKIP1: Information processing skills
Information processing skills.
Element: SSKIP1.a
Compare similarities and differences.
Element: SSKIP1.b
Organize items chronologically.
Element: SSKIP1.c
Identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions.

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