Teaching Materials
Ask a Master Teacher
Lesson Plan Gateway
Lesson Plan Reviews
State Standards
Teaching Guides
Digital Classroom
Ask a Digital Historian
Tech for Teachers
Beyond the Chalkboard
History Content
Ask a Historian
Beyond the Textbook
History Content Gateway
History in Multimedia
Museums and Historic Sites
National Resources
Quiz
Website Reviews
Issues and Research
Report on the State of History Education
Research Briefs
Roundtables
Best Practices
Examples of Historical Thinking
Teaching in Action
Teaching with Textbooks
Using Primary Sources
TAH Projects
Lessons Learned
Project Directors Conference
Project Spotlight
TAH Projects
About
Staff
Partners
Technical Working Group
Research Advisors
Teacher Representatives
Privacy
Quiz Rules
Blog
Outreach
Teaching History.org logo and contact info

Kentucky: Kindergarten Standards

  • KY.PS. Category: Program of Studies 2006

    • SS-P-GC. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Big Idea

      Government and Civics - The study of government and civics allows students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of American democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies. (Academic Expectations 2.14, 2.15)

      • SS-P-GC-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that local governments are formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.

      • SS-P-GC-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that citizens of local communities have certain rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.

      • SS-P-GC-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that local communities promote the basic principles (e.g., liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibilities) of a democratic form of government.

      • SS-P-GC-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will demonstrate (e.g., speak, draw, write) an understanding of the nature of government:

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Explain basic functions (to establish order, to provide security and accomplish common goals) of local government

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Explore and give examples of the services (e.g., police and fire protection, maintenance of roads, snow removal, garbage pick-up)

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Investigate how the local government pays for services (by collecting taxes from people who live there)

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Explain the reasons for rules in the home and at school; and compare rules (e.g., home, school) and laws in the local community

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Investigate the importance of rules and laws and give examples of what life would be like without rules and laws (home, school, community)

      • SS-P-GC-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will explore personal rights and responsibilities:

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Explain, demonstrate, give examples of ways to show good citizenship at school and in the community (e.g., recycling, picking up trash)

        • SS-P-GC-S- Standard:

          Describe the importance of civic participation and locate examples (e.g., donating canned food to a class food drive) in current events/news

      • SS-P-GC-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will use a variety of print and non-print sources (e.g., stories, books, interviews, observations) to identify and describe basic democratic ideas (e.g., liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibility)

    • SS-P-CS. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Big Idea

      Cultures and Societies - Culture is the way of life shared by a group of people, including their ideas and traditions. Cultures reflect the values and beliefs of groups in different ways (e.g., art, music, literature, religion); however, there are universals connecting all cultures. Culture influences viewpoints, rules and institutions in a global society. Students should understand that people form cultural groups throughout the United States and the World and that issues and challenges unite and divide them. (Academic Expectations 2.16, 2.17)

      • SS-P-CS-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that culture is a system of beliefs, knowledge, institutions, customs/traditions, languages and skills shared by a group of people.

      • SS-P-CS-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that cultures develop social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) to structure society, influence behavior, and respond to human needs.

      • SS-P-CS-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition).

      • SS-P-CS-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that a variety of factors promote cultural diversity in a community.

      • SS-P-CS-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that an understanding and appreciation of the diverse complexity of cultures is essential to interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups of today.

      • SS-P-CS-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of the nature of culture:

        • SS-P-CS-S- Standard:

          Explore and describe cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts)

        • SS-P-CS-S- Standard:

          Investigate diverse cultures using print and non-print sources (e.g., stories, books, interviews, observations)

      • SS-P-CS-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate social institutions (e.g., schools) in the community

      • SS-P-CS-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will describe interactions (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) that occur between individuals/groups

      • SS-P-CS-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will describe and give examples of conflicts and conflict resolution strategies

    • SS-P-E. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Big Idea

      Economics - Economics includes the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Students need to understand how their economic decisions affect them, others and the nation as a whole. The purpose of economic education is to enable individuals to function effectively both in their own personal lives and as citizens and participants in an increasingly connected world economy. Students need to understand the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence among people, societies, and governments. (Academic Expectations 2.18)

      • SS-P-E-U-1 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that the basic economic problem confronting individuals and groups in our community today is scarcity; as a result of scarcity economic choices and decisions must be made.

      • SS-P-E-U-2 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that a variety of fundamental economic concepts (e.g., supply and demand, opportunity cost) impact individuals, groups and businesses in the community today.

      • SS-P-E-U-3 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that economic institutions are created to help individuals, groups and businesses in the community accomplish common goals.

      • SS-P-E-U-4 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that markets enable buyers and sellers to exchange goods and services.

      • SS-P-E-U-5 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the community have changed over time.

      • SS-P-E-U-6 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that individuals, groups and businesses in the community demonstrate interdependence as they make economic decisions about the use of resources (e.g., natural, human, capital) in the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

      • SS-P-E-S-1 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of the nature of limited resources and scarcity:

        • SS-P-E-S-1 Standard:

          Investigate and give examples of resources

        • SS-P-E-S-1 Standard:

          Explain why people cannot have all the goods and services they want

        • SS-P-E-S-1 Standard:

          Solve economic problems related to prioritizing resources, saving, loaning and spending money

        • SS-P-E-S-1 Standard:

          Explore differences between limited natural resources and limited human resources

      • SS-P-E-S-2 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate banks in the community and explain how they help people (e.g., loan money, save money)

      • SS-P-E-S-3 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will compare ways people in the past/present acquired what they needed, using basic economic terms related to markets (e.g., goods, services, profit, consumer, producer, supply, demand, buyers, sellers, barter)

      • SS-P-E-S-4 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will describe and give examples of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the community

    • SS-P-G. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Big Idea

      Geography - Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future. (Academic Expectations 2.19)

      • SS-P-G-U-1 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that the use of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs) and mental maps help to locate places, recognize patterns and identify geographic features.

      • SS-P-G-U-2 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth's surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations.

      • SS-P-G-U-3 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that people depend on, adapt to, and/or modify the environment to meet basic needs. Human actions modify the physical environment and in turn, the physical environment limits and/or promotes human activities.

      • SS-P-G-S-1 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of patterns on the Earth's surface using a variety of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs):

        • SS-P-G-S-1 Standard:

          Locate and describe familiar places at school and the community

        • SS-P-G-S-1 Standard:

          Create maps that identify the relative location of familiar places and objects (e.g., school, neighborhood)

        • SS-P-G-S-1 Standard:

          Identify major landforms (e.g., continents, mountain ranges) and major bodies of water (e.g., oceans, rivers)

      • SS-P-G-S-2 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the Earth's surface using print and non-print sources (e.g., books, magazines, films, Internet, geographic tools):

        • SS-P-G-S-2 Standard:

          Locate and describe places (e.g., local environments, different habitats) using their physical characteristics (e.g., landforms, bodies of water)

        • SS-P-G-S-2 Standard:

          Identify and explain patterns of human settlement in different places

      • SS-P-G-S-3 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will compare ways people and animals modify the physical environment to meet their basic needs (e.g., clearing land to build homes versus building nests and burrows as shelters)

      • SS-P-G-S-4 Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will recognize how technology helps people move, settle, and interact in the world

    • SS-P-HP. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Big Idea

      Historical Perspective - History is an account of events, people, ideas, and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments, and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States, and the World. (Academic Expectations 2.20)

      • SS-P-HP-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature. A variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to understand historical events.

      • SS-P-HP-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.

      • SS-P-HP-U- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Understandings - Students will understand that history has been impacted by significant individuals and groups.

      • SS-P-HP-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of the nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, family mementoes, artifacts, Internet, diaries, timelines, maps):

        • SS-P-HP-S- Standard:

          Examine the past (of selves and the community)

        • SS-P-HP-S- Standard:

          Distinguish among past, present and future people, places, events

        • SS-P-HP-S- Standard:

          Explain why people move and settle in different places; explore the contributions of diverse groups

      • SS-P-HP-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will use print and non-print sources (e.g., stories, folktales, legends, films, magazines, Internet, oral history):

        • SS-P-HP-S- Standard:

          Investigate and give examples of factual and fictional accounts of historical events

        • SS-P-HP-S- Standard:

          Explore and give examples of change over time (e.g., transportation, clothing, communication, technology, occupations)

      • SS-P-HP-S- Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Program of Studies

        Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the significance of patriotic symbols, patriotic songs, patriotic holidays and landmarks (e.g., the flag of the United States, the song 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee,' the Fourth of July, Veterans' Day, the Statue of Liberty)

  • KY.AE. Category: Academic Expectation

    • AE.1. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain:

      Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.

      • 1.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students use reference tools such as dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and computer reference programs and research tools such as interviews and surveys to find the information they need to meet specific demands, explore interests, or solve specific problems.

      • 1.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.

      • 1.3. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of the various things they observe.

      • 1.4. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of the various messages to which they listen.

      • 1.5-1.9. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students use mathematical ideas and procedures to communicate, reason, and solve problems.

      • 1.10. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students organize information through development and use of classification rules and systems.

      • 1.11. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students write using appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to different audiences for different purposes.

      • 1.12. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students speak using appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to different audiences for different purposes.

      • 1.13. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of ideas and communicate ideas with the visual arts.

      • 1.14. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of ideas and communicate ideas with music.

      • 1.15. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students make sense of and communicate ideas with movement.

      • 1.16. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Students use computers and other kinds of technology to collect, organize, and communicate information and ideas.

    • AE.2. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain:

      Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.

      • 2.14. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students understand the democratic principles of justice, equality, responsibility, and freedom and apply them to real-life situations.

      • 2.15. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students can accurately describe various forms of government and analyze issues that relate to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.

      • 2.16. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.

      • 2.17. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many ethnic and cultural groups of our nation and world.

      • 2.18. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students understand economic principles and are able to make economic decisions that have consequences in daily living.

      • 2.19. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students recognize and understand the relationship between people and geography and apply their knowledge in real-life situations.

      • 2.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer: Social Studies

        Students understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective.

  • KY.CC. Category: Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.

    • SS-EP-1. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Government and Civics

      The study of government and civics equips students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of representative democracy in the United States, including its fundamental principles, structure and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies.

      • SS-EP-1.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Formation of Governments

        • SS-EP-1.1. Standard:

          Students will identify the basic purposes of local government (to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals); give examples of services local governments provide (e.g., police and fire protection roads and snow removal, garbage pick-up,) and identify how they pay for these services taxes).

        • SS-EP-1.1. Standard:

          Students will identify and explain the purpose of rules within organizations (e.g., school, clubs, teams) and compare rules with laws. DOK 2

      • SS-EP-1.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Constitutional Principles

        • SS-EP-1.2. Standard:

          Students will describe how their local government is structured (e.g., mayor, city council, judge-executive, fiscal court, local courts) and compare their local government to other community governments in Kentucky.

      • SS-EP-1.3. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Rights and Responsibilities

        • SS-EP-1.3. Standard:

          Students will define basic democratic ideas (e.g., liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibility) and explain why they are important today.

        • SS-EP-1.3. Standard:

          Students will identify and give examples of good citizenship at home, at school and in the community (e.g., helping with chores, obeying rules, participating in community service projects such as recycling, conserving natural resources, donating food/supplies) and explain why civic engagement in the community is important. DOK 2

    • SS-EP-2. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Cultures and Societies

      Culture is the way of life shared by a group of people, including their ideas and traditions. Cultures reflect the values and beliefs of groups in different ways (e.g., art, music, literature, religion); however, there are universals (e.g., food, clothing, shelter, communication) connecting all cultures. Culture influences viewpoints, rules and institutions in a global society. Students should understand that people form cultural groups throughout the United States and the World, and that issues and challenges unite and divide them.

      • SS-EP-2.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Elements of Culture

        • SS-EP-2.1. Standard:

          Students will describe cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts). DOK 1

        • SS-EP-2.1. Standard:

          Students will study a variety of diverse cultures locally and in the world today and explain the importance of appreciating and understanding other cultures.

      • SS-EP-2.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Social Institutions

        • SS-EP-2.2. Standard:

          Students will identify social institutions (government, economy, education, religion, family) and explain how they help the community.

      • SS-EP-2.3. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Interactions Among Individuals and Groups

        • SS-EP-2.3. Standard:

          Students will describe various forms of interactions (compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) that occur between individuals/ groups at home and at school. DOK 2

        • SS-EP-2.3. Standard:

          Students will identify appropriate conflict resolution strategies (e.g., compromise, cooperation, communication).

    • SS-EP-3. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Economics

      Economics includes the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Students need to understand how their economic decisions affect them, others, the nation and the world. The purpose of economic education is to enable individuals to function effectively both in their own personal lives and as citizens and participants in an increasingly connected world economy. Students need to understand the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence among people, societies and governments.

      • SS-EP-3.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Scarcity

        • SS-EP-3.1. Standard:

          Students will define basic economic terms related to scarcity (e.g., opportunity cost, wants and needs, limited productive resources-natural, human, capital) and explain that scarcity requires people to make economic choices and incur opportunity costs. DOK 2

      • SS-EP-3.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Economic Systems and Institutions

        • SS-EP-3.2. Standard:

          Students will identify and give examples of economic institutions (banks) and explain how they help people deal with the problem of scarcity (e.g., loan money, save money) in today's market economy.

      • SS-EP-3.3. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Markets

        • SS-EP-3.3. Standard:

          Students will define basic economic terms related to markets (e.g., market economy, markets, wants and needs, goods and services, profit, consumer, producer, supply and demand, barter, money, trade, advertising). DOK 2

        • SS-EP-3.3. Standard:

          Students will explain different ways that people acquire goods and services (by trading/bartering goods and services for other goods and services or by using money).

      • SS-EP-3.4. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Production, Distribution, and Consumption

        • SS-EP-3.4. Standard:

          Students will define basic economic terms related to production, distribution and consumption (e.g., goods and services, wants and needs, supply and demand, specialization, entrepreneur) and describe various ways goods and services are distributed (e.g., by price, first-come-first-served, sharing equally). DOK 2

        • SS-EP-3.4. Standard:

          Students will describe how new knowledge, technology/tools, and specialization increases productivity in our community, state, nation and world.

        • SS-EP-3.4. Standard:

          Students will define interdependence and give examples of how people in our communities, states, nation and world depend on each other for goods and services.

    • SS-EP-4. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Geography

      Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future.

      • SS-EP-4.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        The Use of Geographic Tools

        • SS-EP-4.1. Standard:

          Students will use geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, mental maps, charts, graphs) to locate and describe familiar places at home, school and the community.

        • SS-EP-4.1. Standard:

          Students will use geographic tools to identify major landforms (e.g., continents, mountain ranges), bodies of water (e.g., oceans, major rivers) and natural resources on Earth's surface and use relative location.

        • SS-EP-4.1. Standard:

          Students will describe how different factors (e.g. rivers, mountains) influence where human activities are located in the community.

      • SS-EP-4.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Regions

        • SS-EP-4.2. Standard:

          Students will describe places on Earth's surface by their physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water).

      • SS-EP-4.3. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Patterns

        • SS-EP-4.3. Standard:

          Students will describe patterns of human settlement in places and regions on the Earth's surface.

        • SS-EP-4.3. Standard:

          Students will describe how technology helps us move, settle and interact in the modern world.

      • SS-EP-4.4. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        Human-Environment Interaction

        • SS-EP-4.4. Standard:

          Students will describe ways people adapt to/modify the physical environment to meet their basic needs (food, shelter, clothing). DOK 1

        • SS-EP-4.4. Standard:

          Students will describe how the physical environment can both promote and restrict human activities.

    • SS-EP-5. Goal / Understandings / Subdomain: Historical Perspective

      History is an account of events, people, ideas and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States and the World.

      • SS-EP-5.1. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History

        • SS-EP-5.1. Standard:

          Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, diaries, timelines) to interpret the past.

      • SS-EP-5.2. Ae / Skills & Concepts / Organizer:

        The History of the United States

        • SS-EP-5.2. Standard:

          Students will identify significant patriotic and historical songs, symbols, monuments/landmarks (e.g., The Star- Spangled Banner, the Underground Railroad, the Statue of Liberty) and patriotic holidays (e.g., Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King's birthday, Fourth of July) and explain their historical significance. DOK 2

        • SS-EP-5.2. Standard:

          Students will identify and compare the early cultures of diverse groups of Native Americans (e.g., Northwest, Southwest, Plains, Eastern Woodlands) and explain why they settled in what is now the United States. DOK 2

        • SS-EP-5.2. Standard:

          Students will describe change over time in communication, technology, transportation and education in the community.

 
Content