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Alabama: Kindergarten Standards

AL.K. Standard: Living and Working Together in Families and Communities

Kindergarten students are introduced to the world beyond family and home.


  • K.1.1 Students will:

    Sequence events using schedules, calendars, and timelines (History).

    • Grade Level Example:

      Daily classroom activities, significant events in students’ lives

  • K.1.2 Students will practice:

    Differentiating among broad categories of historical time.

    • Grade Level Example:

      Long ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow


  • K.2. Students will:

    Identify rights and responsibilities of citizens within the family, classroom, school, and community (Civics and Government).

    • Grade Level Example:

      Taking care of personal belongings and respecting the property of others, following rules and recognizing consequences of breaking rules, taking responsibility for assigned duties


  • K.3.1 Students will:

    Describe how rules provide order, security, and safety in the home, school, and community (Civics and Government).

  • K.3.2 Students will practice:

    Constructing classroom rules, procedures, and consequences.


  • K.4.1 Students will:

    Differentiate between needs and wants of family, school, and community (Economics).

  • K.4.2 Students will practice:

    Comparing wants among different families, schools, and communities


  • K.5. Students will:

    Differentiate between goods and services (Economics).

    • Grade Level Example:

      Goods—food, toys, clothing
      Services—medical care, fire protection, law enforcement, library resources


  • K.6. Students will:

    Compare cultural similarities and differences in individuals, families, and communities (Geography, History).

    • Grade Level Example:

      Celebrations, food, traditions


  • K.7. Students will:

    Describe roles of helpers and leaders, including school principal, school custodian, volunteers police officers, and fire and rescue workers (Civics and Government).


  • K.8. Students will:

    Recognize maps, globes, and satellite images (Geography).


  • K.9. Students will:

    Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes (Geography).


  • K.10. Students will:

    Apply vocabulary related to giving and following directions.

    • Grade Level Example:

      Locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below


  • K.11. Students will:

    Identify symbols, customs, famous individuals, and celebrations representative of our state and nation (History, Civics and Government).

    • Grade Level Example:

      Symbols—United States flag, Alabama flag, bald eagle
      Customs—pledging allegiance to the United States flag, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner"
      Individuals—George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Squanto, Martin Luther King Jr.
      Celebrations—Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day


  • K.12.1 Students will:

    Describe families and communities of the past, including jobs, education, transportation, communication, and recreation (Economics, History, Civics and Government).

  • K.12.2 Students will practice:

    Identifying ways everyday life has both changed and remained the same.