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Arkansas: Kindergarten Standards

  • AR.G. Strand / Content Standard: Geography

    • G.1. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Physical and Spatial

      Students shall develop an understanding of the physical and spatial characteristics and applications of geography.

      • G.1.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify home address.

      • G.1.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify the school attended and the city in which the school is located.

      • G.1.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify the state of Arkansas on a map of the United States.

      • G.1.K.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Recognize the United States on a world map or globe.

      • G.1.K.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify land on maps and globes.

      • G.1.K.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify water on maps and globes.

      • G.1.K.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify different types of weather.

      • G.1.K.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Recognize the difference between maps and globes.

      • G.1.K.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Recognize that maps and globes represent models of the Earth.

      • G.1.K.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Use words related to location, direction, and distance: here/there, near/far, over/under, left/right, up/down, top/bottom, and between.

      • G.1.K.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Illustrate a map of a familiar place (e.g. bedroom, playground, school).

    • G.2. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Culture and Diversity

      Students shall develop an understanding of how cultures around the world develop and change.

      • G.2.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Discuss similarities and differences in families.

      • G.2.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Discuss the location of a community and the ways that location affects the people of a community.

    • G.3. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Interaction of People and the Environment

      Students shall develop an understanding of the interactions between people and their environment.

      • G.3.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Identify different types of transportation.

      • G.3.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Recognize the importance of protecting the air, water, and land.

      • G.3.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Define physical environment.

  • AR.C. Strand / Content Standard: Civics

    • C.4. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Government

      Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.

      • C.4.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Recognize the need for rules and the consequences of violating rules.

      • C.4.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Identify people in the family and school who hold positions of authority.

      • C.4.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Identify the name and picture of the current president of the United States and current governor of Arkansas.

    • C.5. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Citizenship

      Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.

      • C.5.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Roots of Democracy

        Recognize national symbols that represent American democracy: American flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, White House, and United States Constitution.

      • C.5.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Discuss the rights and responsibilities of being a good citizen (e.g., respect others, cooperate, share).

      • C.5.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Identify voting procedures by participating in a classroom voting process (e.g., which book to read, what game to play).

      • C.5.K.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Identify the appropriate procedures for the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance: standing up straight, placing the right hand over heart, removing hats, and observing location of the flag.

  • AR.H. Strand / Content Standard: History

    • H.6. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: History

      Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.

      • H.6.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Recognize celebrations and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring events and people of the past: Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day

      • H.6.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Identify state symbols of Arkansas: flag, tree, insect, and beverage.

      • H.6.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism and Nationalism

        Identify famous Arkansans.

      • H.6.K.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Discuss how things change over time using chronological terms: before/after, first/next/last, now/long ago, and yesterday/ today/tomorrow.

      • H.6.K.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Identify events that take place in sequential order (e.g., family photos, pictures from magazines).

      • H.6.K.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Discuss how historical events relate to the present day (e.g., stories of George Washington Carver, Wright Brothers).

      • H.6.K.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Recognize that family activities have changed over time.

      • H.6.K.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Understand that Pilgrims came to America from another part of the world.

      • H.6.K.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Recognize examples of current and early transportation.

      • H.6.K.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Discuss Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America.

      • H.6.K.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Cultural Diversity and Uniformity

        Recognize the relationship between the American Indians and the Pilgrims (e.g., story, song).

  • AR.E. Strand / Content Standard: Economics

    • E.7. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Choices

      Students shall analyze the costs and benefits of making economic choices.

      • E.7.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Recognize that all people have economic wants and needs.

      • E.7.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Discuss the concept of making choices related to wants and needs.

      • E.7.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Identify the concept of scarcity (e.g., not enough items available).

    • E.8. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Resources

      Students shall evaluate the use and allocation of human, natural, and capital resources.

      • E.8.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Identify human resources (e.g., community workers).

      • E.8.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Discuss the roles of producers and consumers.

      • E.8.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

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

      • E.8.K.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Discuss natural resources.

      • E.8.K.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Discuss capital resources.

    • E.9. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Markets

      Students shall analyze the exchange of goods and services and the roles of governments, businesses, and individuals in the market place.

      • E.9.K.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Recognize that money is used to purchase items.

      • E.9.K.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Identify goods that people use.

      • E.9.K.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Identify services people do for each other.

      • E.9.K.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Recognize that people choose among a variety of goods and services.

      • E.9.K.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Recognize that people work to earn money to purchase items.

      • E.9.K.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Understand that markets exist in a community.

 
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