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Virginia's Kindergarten Standards

Strand / Topic: Introduction to History and Social Science

  • Standard / Strand: History
    • K.1 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by

      • K.1a) Indicator:
        Identifying examples of past events in legends, stories, and historical accounts of Pocahontas, George Washington, Betsy Ross, and Abraham Lincoln;
      • K.1b) Indicator:
        Identifying the people and events honored by the holidays of Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, and Independence Day (Fourth of July).
    • K.2 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things change over time.

    • K.3 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.

    • K.4 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will use simple maps and globes to

      • K.4a) Indicator:
        Develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth;
      • K.4b) Indicator:
        Describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations;
      • K.4c) Indicator:
        Locate land and water features.
    • K.5 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes

      • K.5a) Indicator:
        Show a view from above;
      • K.5b) Indicator:
        Show things in smaller size;
      • K.5c) Indicator:
        Show the position of objects.
    • K.6 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will match simple descriptions of work that people do with the names of those jobs.

    • K.7 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will

      • K.7a) Indicator:
        Identify the difference between basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter) and wants (things people would like to have);
      • K.7b) Indicator:
        Recognize that people use money to purchase goods.
    • K.8 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves

      • K.8a) Indicator:
        Taking turns and sharing;
      • K.8b) Indicator:
        Taking responsibility for certain classroom chores;
      • K.8c) Indicator:
        Taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others;
      • K.8d) Indicator:
        Following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules;
      • K.8e) Indicator:
        Practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others.
    • K.9 Indicator / Standard:

      The student will recognize the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and that the President is the leader of the United States.