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Kansas: 1st-Grade Standards

  • KS.1. Standard: Civics-Government

    The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of governmental systems of Kansas and the United States and other nations with an emphasis on the United States Constitution, the necessity for the rule of law, the civic values of the American people, and the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of becoming active participants in our representative democracy.

    • 1.1. Benchmark:

      The student understands the rule of law as it applies to individuals; family; school; local, state and national governments.

      • 1.1.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student discusses the need for rules in the family, school, and community with an understanding of both positive and negative consequences.

    • 1.2. Benchmark:

      The student understands the shared ideals and diversity of American society and political culture.

      • 1.2.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies shared ideals within American society (e.g., truth, fairness, justice, loyalty, freedom).

    • 1.3. Benchmark:

      The student understands how the United States Constitution allocates power and responsibility in the government.

      • 1.3.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student demonstrates leadership qualities by taking on responsibilities in the classroom and home (e.g., line leader, passing out papers, keeping room clean).

    • 1.4. Benchmark:

      The student identifies and examines the rights, privileges, and responsibilities in becoming an active civic participant.

      • 1.4.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies privileges as benefits which can be granted or taken away (e.g., being first in line, attending a field trip, extended recess time).

    • 1.5. Benchmark:

      The student understands various systems of governments and how nations and international organizations interact.

      • 1.5.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student recognizes that people can make rules and leaders can enforce rules.

  • KS.2. Standard: Economics

    The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of major economic concepts, issues, and systems, applying decision-making skills as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen of Kansas and the United States living in an interdependent world.

    • 2.1. Benchmark:

      The student understands how limited resources require choices.

      • 2.1.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student understands individuals and families cannot have everything they want, so they have to make choices (e.g., having to decide whether to buy a new video game or a pair of shoes).

    • 2.2. Benchmark:

      The student understands how the market economy works in the United States.

      • 2.2.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student understands the concept of exchange and the use of money to purchase goods and services.

    • 2.3. Benchmark:

      The student analyzes how different incentives, economic systems and their institutions, and local, national, and international interdependence affect people.

      • 2.3.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student discusses why people save money in a bank.

    • 2.4. Benchmark:

      The student analyzes the role of the government in the economy.

      • 2.4.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        This benchmark will be taught at another grade level.

    • 2.5. Benchmark:

      The student makes effective decisions as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen.

      • 2.5.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student understands that people have jobs to earn a wage.

  • KS.3. Standard: Geography

    The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of the spatial organization of Earth's surface and relationships between peoples and places and physical and human environments in order to explain the interactions that occur in Kansas, the United States, and in our world.

    • 3.1. Benchmark: Geographic Tools and Location

      The student uses maps, graphic representations, tools, and technologies to locate, use, and present information about people, places, and environments.

      • 3.1.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student describes the purposes of maps and globes (e.g., model of earth, representation of earth's features).

      • 3.1.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student finds Kansas on a wall map.

      • 3.1.3. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student makes a map to represent some location important to them.

      • 3.1.4. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student locates major geography locations (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean).

    • 3.2. Benchmark: Places and Regions

      The student analyzes the human and physical features that give places and regions their distinctive character.

      • 3.2.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level: (A) The student maps physical and human features of the school (e.g., physical

        hills, creeks, trees; human: play equipment, fences, sidewalks).

    • 3.3. Benchmark: Physical Systems

      The student understands Earth's physical systems and how physical processes shape Earth's surface.

      • 3.3.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student observes and identifies local weather conditions and patterns.

    • 3.4. Benchmark: Human Systems

      The student understands how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation, and conflict.

      • 3.4.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        This benchmark will be taught at another grade level.

    • 3.5. Benchmark: Human-Environment Interactions

      The student understands the effects of interactions between human and physical systems.

      • 3.5.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies ways in which people depend on the physical environment to meet needs and wants (e.g., water, food, fuel).

      • 3.5.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student describes how the physical environment impacts humans (e.g., choices of clothing, housing, crops, recreation).

      • 3.5.3. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student lists ways people can maintain or help the quality of their environment.

  • KS.4. Standard: History (Kansas, United States, and World History)

    The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of significant individuals, groups, ideas, events, eras, and developments in the history of Kansas, the United States, and the world, utilizing essential analytical and research skills.

    • 4.1. Benchmark:

      The student understands the significance of important individuals and major developments in history.

      • 4.1.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student tells the story of an important person in his/her life.

      • 4.1.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies the office of the president as the leader of the United States and identifies the first president and the current president.

    • 4.2. Benchmark:

      The student understands the importance of the experiences of groups of people who have contributed to the richness of our heritage.

      • 4.2.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student describes the needs of a family (e.g., food, shelter).

      • 4.2.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student describes the different foods produced in Kansas over time (e.g., wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, livestock).

      • 4.2.3. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student compares at least two types of shelter used by families today (e.g., apartment, frame house, mobile home, duplex).

      • 4.2.4. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student compares types of shelter used by American Indians in Kansas over time (e.g., grass lodge, tipi, earth lodge, frame house).

      • 4.2.5. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies types of shelter used by early Kansas families (e.g., dugouts, sod houses, log cabins, frame houses).

      • 4.2.6. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student uses a timeline to share the history of a family (e.g., his/her own family, a family from literature).

    • 4.3. Benchmark:

      The student understands the significance of events, holidays, documents, and symbols that are important to Kansas, United States and World history.

      • 4.3.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student recognizes the United States flag, Pledge of Allegiance, and bald eagle as important national symbols.

      • 4.3.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student recognizes the Kansas flag and identifies the symbols on it (e.g., motto, stars, American Indians and buffalo, farmer plowing, pioneers and cabin, steamboat, etc.).

      • 4.3.3. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student identifies some important United States national holidays (e.g., Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day).

    • 4.4. Benchmark:

      The student engages in historical thinking skills.

      • 4.4.1. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (K) The student puts events in chronological order.

      • 4.4.2. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student uses information to provide details to support a main idea in history.

      • 4.4.3. Indicator / Proficiency Level:

        (A) The student asks questions, shares information and discusses ideas about the past using resources such as maps, photographs, books, and people.

 
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