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South Dakota's Kindergarten Standards

  • SD.K.US. Goal / Strand: U.S. History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of civilizations and cultures within the United States over time and place.

    • K.US.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze U.S. historical eras to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • K.US.1.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until first grade.

    • K.US.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the influence/impact of various cultures, values, philosophies, and religions on the development of the U.S.

      • K.US.2.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until first grade.

  • SD.K.W. Goal / Strand: World History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of world civilizations and cultures over time and place.

    • K.W.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze historical eras of world history to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • K.W.1.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until third grade.

    • K.W.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the interaction of world cultures and civilizations, philosophies, and religions.

      • K.W.2.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until second grade.

  • SD.K.G. Goal / Strand: Geography

    Students will understand the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment.

    • K.G.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze information from geographic representation, tools, and technology to define location, place, and region.

      • K.G.1.1. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to use map colors to recognize land and water.

      • K.G.1.2. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to compare the globe and a map as models of the Earth.

      • K.G.1.3. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to demonstrate familiarity with the layout of their own school.

  • SD.K.C. Goal / Strand: Civics (Government)

    Students will understand the historical development and contemporary role of governmental power and authority.

    • K.C.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze forms and purposes of government in relationship to the needs of citizens and societies including the impact of historical events, ideals, and documents.

      • K.C.1.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until first grade.

    • K.C.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the constitutional rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.

      • K.C.2.1. Standard:

        Mastery of this indicator does not emerge until first grade.

  • SD.K.E. Goal / Strand: Economics

    Students will understand the impact of economics on the development of societies and on current and emerging national and international situations.

    • K.E.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the role and relationships of economic systems on the development, utilization, and availability of resources in societies.

      • K.E.1.1. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify occupations with simple descriptions of work.

      • K.E.1.2. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the difference between basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter) and wants (luxuries).

      • K.E.1.3. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to describe the role of money in everyday life.

 
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