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South Carolina's Kindergarten Standards

  • SC.K-1. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Children as Citizens

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of his or her surroundings.

    • K-1.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify the location of his or her home, school, neighborhood, and city or town on a map.

    • K-1.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Illustrate the features of his or her home, school, and neighborhood by creating maps, models, and drawings.

    • K-1.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify his or her personal connections to places, including home, school, neighborhood, and city or town.

    • K-1.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize natural features of his or her environment (e.g., mountains and bodies of water).

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.(K-1)
      2. Recognize maps, mental maps, and geographic models as representations of spatial relationships.
      3. Find and describe the locations and conditions of places.
      (K-1)Social studies resources include the following: texts, calendars, timelines, maps, mental maps, charts, tables, graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, paintings, cartoons, architectural drawings, documents, letters, censuses, artifacts, models, geographic models, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images, and geographic information systems.
  • SC.K-2. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Children as Citizens

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of rules and the role of authority figures in a child’s life.

    • K-2.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain the purpose of rules and laws and the consequences of breaking them.

    • K-2.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Summarize the roles of authority figures in a child’s life, including those of parents and teachers.

    • K-2.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify authority figures in the school and the community who enforce rules and laws that keep people safe, including crossing guards, bus drivers, firefighters, and police officers.

    • K-2.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain how following rules and obeying authority figures reflect qualities of good citizenship, including honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and patriotism.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.(K-2)
      2. Identify his or her place in the family, school, and community.
      3. Practice responsible citizenship within his or her school, community, and state.
      (K-2)Social studies resources include the following: texts, calendars, timelines, maps, mental maps, charts, tables, graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, paintings, cartoons, architectural drawings, documents, letters, censuses, artifacts, models, geographic models, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images, and geographic information systems.
  • SC.K-3. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Children as Citizens

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the values that American democracy represents and upholds.

    • K-3.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize the significance of symbols of the United States that represent its democratic values, including the American flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    • K-3.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Identify the reasons for our celebrating national holidays, including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.

    • K-3.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Describe the actions of important figures that reflect the values of American democracy, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Distinguish between past, present, and future time.
      2. Measure and calculate calendar time.
      3. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.(K-3)
      (K-3)Social studies resources include the following: texts, calendars, timelines, maps, mental maps, charts, tables, graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, paintings, cartoons, architectural drawings, documents, letters, censuses, artifacts, models, geographic models, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images, and geographic information systems.
  • SC.K-4. Standard / Course—Foundations of Social Studies: Children as Citizens

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the way families live and work together today as well as in the past.

    • K-4.1. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Compare the daily lives of children and their families in the past and in the present.

    • K-4.2. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Explain how changes in modes of transportation and communication have affected the way families live and work together.

    • K-4.3. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize the ways that community businesses have provided goods and services for families in the past and do so in the present.

    • K-4.4. Knowledge And Skills / Essential Question:

      Recognize that families of the past have made choices to fulfill their wants and needs and that families do so in the present.

    • Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century:

      1. Distinguish between past, present, and future time.
      2. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.(K-4)
      3. Distinguish between wants and needs and between consumers and producers.
      (K-4)Social studies resources include the following: texts, calendars, timelines, maps, mental maps, charts, tables, graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, paintings, cartoons, architectural drawings, documents, letters, censuses, artifacts, models, geographic models, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images, and geographic information systems.
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