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Connecticut: Prekindergarten Standards

Content Suggestion:

The Individual and his/her immediate and familiar environment, including home, school and community. Use opportunities from the lives of children and significant others to explore the wider world.

Standard 1: Content Knowledge

Knowledge of concepts, themes, and information from history and social studies is necessary to promote understanding of our nation and our world.

1.1 – Significant events and themes in United States history.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 1. Sequence events and describe time periods using terms such as morning, afternoon, night, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem
Solving Skills
Civic Literacy
NCSS 2 “Time, Continuity and Change”

1.2 – Significant events in local and Connecticut history and their connections to United States history.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 2. Sequence events and describe time periods using terms such as morning, afternoon, night, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem
Solving Skills
Civic Literacy
NCSS 2 “Time, Continuity and Change”

1.3 – Significant events and themes in world history/international studies.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 3. Recognize that there are other cultures with different languages, foods, art, music, customs, and forms of shelter.
Correlations

Global Awareness
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Social and Cross-Cultural Understanding
NCSS 1 “Culture”
I&TL: 3

1.4 – Geographical space and place.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 4. Place familiar objects in appropriate geographical locations (e.g. bed in a bedroom, slide on playground, etc.).
  • 5. Describe locations using positional words (e.g. on, under, behind, next to, between).
Correlations

Global Awareness
Contextual Learning Skills
NCSS 3 “People Places and Environment”

1.5 – Interaction of humans and the environment.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 6. Investigate one’s impact on the environment (e.g. why we need to pick up toys).
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Social and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Contextual Learning Skills
NCSS 3 “People Places and Environment”

1.6 – Patterns of human movement across time and place.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 7. Describe different means of transportation one has experienced.
Correlations

Global Awareness
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Contextual Learning Skills

1.7 – The purpose, structures and functions of government and law at the local, state, national and international levels.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 8. Follow classroom rules with prompts.
  • 9. Explain some reasons for classroom rules.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
NCSS 6 “Power, Authority, and Governance”

1.8 – The interactions between citizens and their government in the making and implementation of laws.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 10. Work collaboratively to develop their classroom rules (with adult prompting and guidance).
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Collaboration Skills
NCSS 10 “Civic Ideals and Practices”

1.9 – The rights and responsibilities of citizens.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 11. Dramatize roles of authority figures (e.g. responsibilities of citizens. teacher, firefighter, police officer).
  • 12. Understand and discuss why certain responsibilities are important (e.g. cleaning up, caring for pets).
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Communication Skills
NCSS 6 “Power, Authority, and Governance”
NCSS 10 “Civic Ideals and Practices”
I&TL: 3, 6

1.10 – How limited resources influence economic decisions.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 13. Participate in discussions related to the benefits of sharing.
  • 14. Resolve conflicts related to limited resources with teacher support.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication Skills

1.11 – How different economic systems organize resources.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 15. Identify and role-play different jobs using associated materials.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation Skills
NCSS 7 “Production, Distribution, and Consumption”
I&TL: 3

1.12 – The interdependence of local, national and global
economies.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 16. Dramatize the difference between purchasing and selling items.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
NCSS 7 “Production, Distribution, and Consumption”
NCSS 9 “Global Connections”

1.13 – The characteristics of and interactions among culture, social systems and institutions.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 17. Identify similarities and differences in personal and physical characteristics of self and others.
Correlations

Global Awareness
Social and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
NCSS 1 “Culture”
NCSS 5 “Individual, Groups, and Institutions”

Standard 2: History/Social Studies Literacy

Competence in literacy, inquiry, and research skills is necessary to analyze, evaluate, and present history and social studies information.

2.1 – Access and gather information from a variety of primary and secondary sources including electronic media (maps, charts, graphs, images, artifacts, recordings and text).

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 1. Gather information using various senses.
  • 2. Name or access one source of information (e.g. an adult, a book, the Internet).
Correlations

ICT Literacy
Information and Media Literacy
CCSS Not Identified
I&TL: 1, 2, 5, 6

2.2 – Interpret information from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including electronic media (e.g. maps, charts, graphs, images, artifacts, recordings and text).

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 3. Share information gathered from senses, print or media sources in a variety of ways (e.g. retell a story, create a simple graph with assistance, draw a picture to represent an experience).
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
ICT Literacy
Information and Media Literacy
CCSS Not Identified
I&TL: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

2.3 – Create various forms of written work (e.g. journal, essay, blog, Web page, brochure) to demonstrate an understanding of historyand social studies issues.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 4. Express personal events related to social studies topics using pictures and letter-like approximations.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Information and Media Literacy
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Communication Skills
CCSS Not Identified
I&TL: 4, 5, 6, 7

2.4 – Demonstrate an ability to participate in social studies discourse through informed discussion, debate and effective oral presentation.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 5. Share personal experiences through group discussions and dramatization.
Correlations

Communication Skills
CCSS Not Identified
I&TL: 3

2.5 – Create and present relevant social studies materials using both print and electronic media (e.g. maps, charts, models, displays).

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 6. Represent geographic or community locations using classroom materials (e.g. use blocks to build a school, make a hill out of sand, draw a picture of one’s house).
Correlations

Information and Media Literacy
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Communication Skills
CCSS Not Identified
I&TL: 4, 5, 6, 7

Standard 3: Civic Engagement

Civic competence in analyzing historical issues and current problems requires the synthesis of information, skills, and perspective.

3.1 – Use evidence to identify, analyze and evaluate historical interpretations.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 1. Identify basic emotions in self and others.
Correlations

Creativity and Innovation Skills
Communication Skills
NCSS 4 “Individual Development and Identity”
I&TL: 3

3.2 – Analyze and evaluate human action in historical and/or contemporary contexts from alternative points of view.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 2. Describe similarities of their feelings with those of others.
Correlations

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Social and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Information and Media Literacy
NCSS Appendix “Literacy Skills"

3.3 - Apply appropriate historical, geographic, political, economic and cultural concepts and methods in proposing and evaluating solutions to contemporary problems.

Grade Level Expectations
Students will be able to:

  • 3. Participate in teacher-led discussion to generate solutions to classroom problems or situations
  • Correlations

    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    Information and Media Literacy
    Creativity and Innovation Skills
    Communication Skills
    I&TL: 4, 6, 7
    NCSS Appendix 1 “Personal Interaction and Civic Engagement”

 
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