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Arizona: Prekindergarten Standards

AZ.1. Strand: Social Studies Standard - American History

  • 1.1. Concept / Standard: Research Skills

    The child demonstrates an understanding that information can be obtained from a variety of sources to answer questions about one's life.

    • 1.1.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Child seeks information from a variety of sources (i.e. people, books, videos, globes, maps, calendars, etc.).

    • 1.1.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Child relates past events with current events or activities.

    • 1.1.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Child uses time related words such as yesterday/today/tomorrow.

    • 1.1.d. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Child demonstrates awareness of technology and how it is used to get information.

  • AZ.2. Strand: Social Studies Standard - World History

    • 2.1. Concept / Standard: Diversity (Contemporary World)

      The child recognizes that he lives in a place with many people, and that there are people and events in other parts of the world.

      • 2.1.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child recognizes that places where people live are made up of individuals from different cultures and who speak different languages.

      • 2.1.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child discusses and asks questions about similarities and differences in other people.

      • 2.1.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child discusses events happening in her/his neighborhood or other parts of the world.

      • 2.1.d. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child describes some characteristics (e.g. clothing, food, jobs) of the people in his/her community.

  • AZ.3. Strand: Social Studies Standard - Civics/Government

    • 3.1. Concept / Standard: Rights, Responsibilities and Roles of Citizenship

      The child demonstrates a sense of belonging to the community and contributes to its care.

      • 3.1.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child demonstrates responsible behaviors.

      • 3.1.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child shows an understanding of how to care for the environment.

      • 3.1.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child recognizes the importance of his/her role as part of a group.

      • 3.1.d. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child demonstrates choice by voting.

  • AZ.4. Strand: Social Studies Standard - Geography

    • 4.1. Concept / Standard: The World in Spatial Terms

      The child demonstrates an awareness of location and spatial relationships.

      • 4.1.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child uses words to describe directionality and/or location.

      • 4.1.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child names the city/state in which he/she lives.

      • 4.1.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child describes some physical features (e.g. bodies of water, mountains, weather) of the environment in which he/she lives.

    • 4.2. Concept / Standard: Family Identity (Human Systems)

      The child recognizes self as a member of a family.

      • 4.2.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child views self as a member of the family unit.

      • 4.2.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child can identify family members (mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents, cousins, etc).

      • 4.2.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child describes/discusses own family's cultural or family traditions.

      • 4.2.d. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child identifies similarities and differences in her family composition and the families of others.

      • 4.2.e. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child shows knowledge of family members' roles and responsibilities in the home.

  • AZ.5. Strand: Social Studies Standard - Economics

    • 5.1. Concept / Standard: Foundations of Economics

      The child demonstrates knowledge of the interactions between people, resources, and regions.

      • 5.1.a. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child demonstrates awareness that money is used to purchase goods and services.

      • 5.1.b. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child shows an understanding that adults work to earn money to buy things such as groceries.

      • 5.1.c. Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Child recognizes that people rely on others for goods and services such as farm goods, mail delivery, safety or health care.

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