Kindergarten - New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies DRAFT 8/05 Standard 1 History of U.S. & NY Standard 2 World History

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1 Kindergarten - New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies DRAFT 8/05 Topic/Theme: Myself and Others 1- Why am I special, unique? 2- How am I the same and different from others? 3- How do I change over time? 4- What are my likes and dislikes? Identity, Change, Culture My physical self includes gender, ethnicity, and language. Each person has needs, wants, talents, and abilities. Each person has likes and dislikes. Each person is unique and important. People are alike and different in many ways. All people need others. All people need to learn and learn in different ways. People change over time. People use folk tales, legends, music, and oral histories to teach values, ideas, and traditions. 1,5 x x All about Me book Graph varieties of likes/dislikes Self portraits, name writing, picture in Sept. and again in June. (Fountas and Pinnell; Phonics p. 72, 73) Study of holidays around the world Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 1: Look at Us Health Central Chapter 1 Lesson 3 & 4 Videos: Quick as a Cricket, Me and My Family, Me and My World Read Chrysanthemum (name I.d.) Read Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox Dialogue Share self portraits Recognize one s own name and photograph 1

2 Kindergarten New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: My Family and Other Families 1- How are families alike and different? 2- What are some different traditions observed in families? Identity, Diversity, Culture My family and other families are alike and different. 1, 2, 3, 5 x x Studies of holidays around the World My family book Locate on map where families come Locate on map where certain holidays are celebrated Journal writing Graphing (siblings, pets, etc.) Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 3: We re a Family Health Central Chapter 1, Lesson 10 & 11 McGraw Hill SS Here I Am Unit 2 Meeting Families Read We are a Rainbow (respect) Discussion Performance of task/project 2

3 Kindergarten Grade New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: My School and School Community 1- What is a school? 2- Who are the school helpers and what do they do? 3- How do we get along with others when we go to school? Change, Empathy, Diversity, Solving problems What is school? Who are the school and other community helpers? What do they do? 1, 5 x x Read Swimmy by Leo Lionni (cooperation) Read The Gingerbread Baby, Brown Bear Brown Bear create classroom books replacing characters and settings with school helpers Bubble/web graph Tour school: visit school helpers (matching game nurse and bandage, custodian and mop, etc. Performance task/project 3

4 Kindergarten Grade New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: My Neighborhood 1- What is a neighborhood? 2- What kinds of different people live in my neighborhood? 3- How is my neighborhood different/the same than others (rural urban foreign) Places & Regions Diversity, Geography My neighborhood can be located on a map. Different people live in my neighborhood. 1, 3 x x Role play community helpers Dress up like community helpers Students make a different hat for each type of community helper Read Town Mouse, Country Mouse Compare/contrast different neighborhoods using graphic organizers Read Children Just Like Me (UNISEF) Field trip within the community (pizzaria, market, fire station, post office) Classroom visitors Community helper visitors Puppets Health Central, chapter 4 Visit from school Safety Patrol Read Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman Discussions of student task Journal/Interactive writing 4

5 Kindergarten Grade New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: Places can be located on maps and globes (home, school, neighborhood and community) 1- How do maps and globes help us locate land and water? 2- What are things we can do to protect our environment? 3- Where is the United States on a map/globe? Places and Regions, Environment Land and water masses can be located on maps and on a globe. The United States can be located on a map and on a globe. 3 x x Exposure to world, state, and community maps/globes Create a classroom, school map, home map, and neighborhood map Guest speakers Sort for recycling Science Scott Forseman Earth Day activities Holidays around the world Large world map Here I Am Social Studies Series, chapter 4 Read I am Planet Earth Read Dear Earth (students write letters to the earth) Literature Earth Dance by Ryder/Gorbati and discussion Performance map making Performance collection and sorting of trash Making posters 5

6 Kindergarten Grade New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: Basic Human Wants and Needs 1- What is the difference between a need and a want? 2- What are some basic wants/needs that people have? 3- What are some needs/wants that families have? 4- What are some responsibilities people have? Needs and Wants People define basic human wants and needs. Families have needs and wants. 4 x x List basic human wants/needs (graphic organizers) Discuss differences and similarities Make a wish list for the classroom Journal writing ( How would my family spend $?) Literature: Elmer by David McKee, The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown Social Studies series, McGraw Hill Unit 2, Lesson 5 (family needs and wants) Participation and performance observation Discussion child brings in lists and shares Journal/Interactive writing 6

7 Kindergarten Grade New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: People helping one another to meet needs and wants (e.g. recycling and conservation projects) 1- How can people help each other with responsibilities? 2- What are some needs/wants people and families have? Concepts/Themes Interdependence, Environment People have needs People rely on each other to meet those needs (goods and services) People have responsibilities What makes people happy 1,3, 4 x x Read The Clean up Surprise (cooperation) Read Elmer (differences), write about what makes people happy and sad and illustrate Earth Day activities Community helpers Science and recycling Discussion Participationcollect and sort recyclable materials Evaluate journal writing and illustrations 7

8 Kindergarten New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: Symbols of Citizenship 1- Why do we use symbols to represent our country? Citizenship and Civic Life Citizenship includes an awareness of the symbols of our nation. Citizenship includes an understanding of the holidays and celebrations of our nation. Citizenship includes knowledge about and a respect for the flag of the United States of America. 1, 5 x x Learn proper flag etiquette Learn about symbols that represent our country - flag - Liberty Bell - monuments - bald eagle - Statue of Liberty - the White House Create symbols that represent you, your family, your school Learn about holidays and celebrations of our nation (examples: Flag Day, President s Day, etc.) Learn patriotic songs educationcafe.com/ussymbols primarygames.com (US match game) USA-flag-site.org/song.shtml Participation Watch movies, read books and share facts on Bald Eagles Share your flag you made Rubric Literature: Oh Say Can You See? America s symbols, landmarks, and inspiring words by Sheila Keenan, The Bald Eagle by Patricia Ryon Quiri 8

9 Kindergarten New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: Rights, Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship 1- What is a good citizen? 2- What is a right? 3- What is a responsibility? Citizenship and Civic Life All children and adults have responsibilities at home, in school, in the classroom, and in the community. People have responsibilities as members of different groups at different times in their lives. 1, 5 x x Classroom helpers or readers Discuss family responsibilities Role play situations Student of the week Create classroom rules - respect - responsibility - reliability Read: Chester s Way by Kevin Henkes (citizenship) Read: The Story About Ping by Margery Flack (cooperation) McGraw Hill (social studies) Unit 1, Lesson 3 Participation/ discussion 9

10 Kindergarten New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies Topic/Theme: People Making and Changing Rules and Laws (including consideration of health and safety of others) 1- What is a law? 2- What is a rule? 3- How do rules affect work? 4- How do rules affect play? 5- How are rules and laws alike and different? Government Rules affect children and adults. People make and change rules for many reasons. Families develop rules to govern and protect family members. People in school groups develop rules to govern and protect themselves. 1, 2, 5 x x Discuss If no rules in the classroom, how would the classroom be different? Discuss helmet laws Bring in helmets to sort, graph, etc. Martin Luther King Jr. Play what if? game, fire drills, bus problems, playground problems, etc. Journal writing McGraw Hill (social studies) Unit 1, Lesson 3; Unit 5, Lesson 3 Read: Franklin is Bossy (getting along) Read: Martin s Big Words Health Central Chapter 1, Lesson 2 Performance Make individual groups Watch movies and read books Discussion Journal writing 10

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