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Arizona: Kindergarten Standards

AZ.SS00-S1 Strand: American History

  • SS00-S1C1. Concept / Standard: Research Skills for History

    Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.

    • SS00-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Retell personal events to show an understanding of how history is the story of events, people, and places in the past.

    • SS00-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Listen to recounts of historical events and people and discuss how they relate to present day.

    • SS00-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Sequence recounts of historical events and people using the concepts of before and after.

    • SS00-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts) to study people and events from the past.

  • SS00-S1C2. Concept / Standard: Early Civilizations Pre 1500

    The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations made significant contributions to the later development of the United States.

    • SS00-S1C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that Native Americans are the original inhabitants of North America.

  • SS00-S1C3. Concept / Standard: Exploration and Colonization 1500s - 1700s

    The varied causes and effects of exploration, settlement, and colonization shaped regional and national development of the U.S.

    • SS00-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that explorers (e.g., Columbus, Leif Ericson) traveled to places in the world that were new to them.

    • SS00-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that exploration resulted in the exchange of ideas, culture, and goods (e.g., foods, animals, plants, artifacts).

  • SS00-S1C4. Concept / Standard: Revolution and New Nation 1700s - 1820

    The development of American constitutional democracy grew from political, cultural and economic issues, ideas and event.

    • SS00-S1C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that George Washington was our first president.

    • SS00-S1C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that the Fourth of July is our nation's birthday.

  • SS00-S1C5. Concept / Standard:

    Westward Expansion 1800

    • SS00-S1C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS00-S1C6. Concept / Standard:

    Civil War and Reconstruction 1850

    • SS00-S1C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS00-S1C7. Concept / Standard:

    Emergence of the Modern United States 1875

    • SS00-S1C7- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS00-S1C8. Concept / Standard:

    Great Depression and World War II 1929

    • SS00-S1C8- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS00-S1C9. Concept / Standard: Postwar United States 1945 - 1970s

    Postwar tensions led to social change in the U.S. and to a heightened focus on foreign policy.

    • SS00-S1C9- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that astronauts (e.g., John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride) are explorers of space.

  • SS00-S1C10 Concept / Standard: Contemporary United States 1970s - Present

    Current events and issues continue to shape our nation and our involvement in the global community.

    • SS00-S1C10 Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to discuss current local events.

  • AZ.SS00-S2 Strand: World History

    • SS00-S2C1. Concept / Standard: Research Skills for History

      Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.

      • SS00-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Retell personal events to show an understanding of how history is the story of events, people, and places in the past.

      • SS00-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Listen to recounts of historical events and people and discuss how they relate to present day.

      • SS00-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Sequence recounts of historical events and people using the concepts of before and after.

      • SS00-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts) to study people and events from the past.

    • SS00-S2C2. Concept / Standard: Early Civilizations

      The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations significantly influenced the development of later civilizations.

      • SS00-S2C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that groups of people in early civilizations (e.g., people of the Americas, Europeans, Asians, Africans) moved from place to place to hunt and gather food.

      • SS00-S2C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that early civilizations improved their lives through advancements (e.g., domestication of animals, tools, farming methods, calendars).

    • SS00-S2C3. Concept / Standard:

      World in Transition

      • SS00-S2C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S2C4. Concept / Standard:

      Renaissance and Reformation

      • SS00-S2C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S2C5. Concept / Standard: Encounters and Exchange

      Innovations, discoveries, exploration, and colonization accelerated contact, conflict, and interconnection among societies world wide, transforming and creating nations.

      • SS00-S2C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that explorers (e.g., Marco Polo, Magellan) traveled to places in the world that were new to them.

      • SS00-S2C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that exploration resulted in the exchange of ideas, culture, and goods (e.g., foods, animals, plants, artifacts).

    • SS00-S2C6. Concept / Standard:

      Age of Revolution

      • SS00-S2C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S2C7. Concept / Standard:

      Age of Imperialism

      • SS00-S2C7- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S2C8. Concept / Standard:

      World at War

      • SS00-S2C8- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S2C9. Concept / Standard: Contemporary World

      The nations of the contemporary world are shaped by their cultural and political past. Current events, developments and issues continue to shape the global community.

      • SS00-S2C9- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to discuss current events.

  • AZ.SS00-S3 Strand: Civics/Government

    • SS00-S3C1. Concept / Standard: Foundations of Government

      The United States democracy is based on principles and ideals that are embodied by symbols, people and documents.

      • SS00-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Recognize national symbols and monuments that represent American democracy and values

        a) American flag; b) Bald Eagle; c) Statue of Liberty ; d) White House.

      • SS00-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

      • SS00-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Recognize the significance of national holidays

        a) Thanksgiving; b) Presidents' Day; c) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; d) Constitution Day.

      • SS00-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as leaders of our democracy.

      • SS00-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that classmates have varied backgrounds but may share principles, goals, customs, and traditions.

    • SS00-S3C2. Concept / Standard: Structure of Government

      The United States structure of government is characterized by the separation and balance of powers.

      • SS00-S3C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify the current President of the United States and Governor of Arizona.

    • SS00-S3C3. Concept / Standard:

      Functions of Government

      • SS00-S3C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S3C4. Concept / Standard: Rights, Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship

      The rights, responsibilities and practices of United States citizenship are founded in the Constitution and the nation's history.

      • SS00-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify examples of responsible citizenship in the school setting and in stories about the past and present.

      • SS00-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Recognize the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

        a) elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated; b) importance of participation and cooperation in a classroom and community; c) why there are rules and the consequences for violating them; d) responsibility of voting (every vote counts).

      • SS00-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss the importance of students contributing to a community (e.g., helping others, working together, cleaning up the playground).

      • SS00-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify people who help keep communities and citizens safe (e.g., police, firefighters, nurses, doctors).

    • SS00-S3C5. Concept / Standard:

      Government Systems of the World

      • SS00-S3C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

  • AZ.SS00-S4 Strand: Geography

    • SS00-S4C1. Concept / Standard: The World in Spatial Terms

      The spatial perspective and associated geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places and environments.

      • SS00-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize the differences between maps and globes.

      • SS00-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Construct maps of a familiar place (e.g., classroom, bedroom, playground, neighborhood).

      • SS00-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Determine the relative location of objects using the terms near/far, behind/in front, over/under, left/right, up/down.

      • SS00-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify land and water on maps, illustrations, images, and globes.

      • SS00-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Locate continents and oceans on a map or globe.

    • SS00-S4C2. Concept / Standard: Places and Regions

      Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.

      • SS00-S4C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize through images how people live differently in other places and times.

    • SS00-S4C3. Concept / Standard: Physical Systems

      Physical processes shape the Earth and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems. These processes affect the distribution of resources and economic development.

      • SS00-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify plants and animals in the local environment.

      • SS00-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify the basic properties of earth materials (rocks, soil, water; natural or man-made; reusable and recyclable).

      • SS00-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Understand the characteristics of weather and how it affects people.

    • SS00-S4C4. Concept / Standard: Human Systems

      Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.

      • SS00-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss the food, clothing, housing, recreation, and celebrations practiced by cultural groups in the local community.

      • SS00-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss how land in the students' community is used for industry, housing, business, agriculture, and recreation.

      • SS00-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Describe how people earn a living in the community and the places they work.

    • SS00-S4C5. Concept / Standard: Environment and Society

      Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.

      • SS00-S4C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify the origin of natural resources (e.g., fish from sea, minerals from the ground, wood from trees, food from farms).

      • SS00-S4C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that resources are renewable, recyclable, and non-renewable.

    • SS00-S4C6. Concept / Standard: Geographic Applications

      Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.

      • SS00-S4C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss geographic concepts related to current events.

  • AZ.SS00-S5 Strand: Economics

    • SS00-S5C1. Concept / Standard: Foundations of Economics

      The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss different types of jobs that people do.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Match simple descriptions of work with the names of those jobs.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Give examples of work activities that people do at home.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss differences between needs and wants.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize various forms of U.S. currency.

      • SS00-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that people use money to purchase goods and services.

    • SS00-S5C2. Concept / Standard:

      Microeconomics

      • SS00-S5C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S5C3. Concept / Standard:

      Macroeconomics

      • SS00-S5C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S5C4. Concept / Standard:

      Global Economics

      • SS00-S5C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS00-S5C5. Concept / Standard:

      Personal Finance

      • SS00-S5C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

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