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South Dakota's Prekindergarten Standards

  • SD.1. Goal / Strand: Social Studies - Families/Cultures

    Through their explorations, play, and social interactions children demonstrate an understanding of self, families, and cultures.

    • 1.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Identify themselves as individuals and as belonging to a family.

    • 1.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe what a family is and roles that family members can play.

    • 1.3. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Share family traditions and daily routines and demonstrate interest in learning about the traditions of others.

    • 1.4. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Demonstrate understanding that there are diverse families and cultures and all have value.

  • SD.2. Goal / Strand: Social Studies - Community/Civics

    Through their explorations, play, and social interactions children demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a participating member of groups and communities.

    • 2.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Demonstrate confidence in expressing individual opinions and thoughts.

    • 2.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Demonstrate respect for the thoughts and opinions of others, even when different from their own.

    • 2.3. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Demonstrate understanding that communities are composed of groups of people who live, play, or work together and identify communities to which they belong.

    • 2.4. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Participate in creating and following rules and routines.

    • 2.5. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Take responsibility for simple tasks that contribute to the well-being of the group.

  • SD.3. Goal / Strand: Social Studies - History/Time

    Through their explorations, play, and social interactions children demonstrate an understanding of the passage of time and how the past influences their future.

    • 3.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe past, current and future events.

    • 3.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe their day and coming activities in terms of daily routines (first we..., then we...).

    • 3.3. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe how a past event relates to something happening currently or in the future.

    • 3.4. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Share stories or pictures about themselves in the past.

  • SD.4. Goal / Strand: Social Studies - Geography/Places, People, and Environments

    Through their explorations, play, and social interactions children demonstrate an awareness of their physical environment and its impact on daily living.

    • 4.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe where they live and where others live in relationship to them.

    • 4.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Identify various living environments, such as farm, ranch, city, town, and country.

    • 4.3. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe familiar places in their environment, such as a house, classroom, park, lake, or river.

    • 4.4. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Draw or build representations of familiar places with a variety of materials.

    • 4.5. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Identify various weather conditions and seasons and how they affect what we wear and what we do.

    • 4.6. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Name natural resources, such as water, soil, clean air, and trees, describe how they help us, and how we can be good stewards of the environment.

  • SD.5. Goal / Strand: Social Studies - Economics

    Through their explorations, play, and social interactions children demonstrate an understanding of how people work together to grow, produce, distribute, and consume goods and services that meet their wants and needs.

    • 5.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Identify several community helpers and the services they provide.

    • 5.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Describe source of familiar foods, such as milk, apples, and eggs.

    • 5.3. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Express knowledge that money can be used to purchase goods.

    • 5.4. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Demonstrate understanding that people work to earn money to provide for their families and buy what they need.

 
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