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Wyoming's Kindergarten Standards

  • WY.1. Content Standard: Citizenship/Government/Democracy

    Students demonstrate how structures of power, authority, and governance have developed historically and continue to evolve.

    • 1.1. Benchmark:

      Students describe and apply rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

    • 1.2. Benchmark:

      Students explain how rules and laws affect families, schools, communities, and states.

  • WY.2. Content Standard: Culture/Cultural Diversity

    Students demonstrate an understanding of different cultures and how these cultures have contributed and continue to contribute to the world in which they live.

    • 2.1. Benchmark:

      Students describe how human needs and concerns (i.e. freedom, justice, and responsibility) are addressed within cultures.

    • 2.2. Benchmark:

      Students explain how culture is reflected in literature and the arts.

  • WY.3. Content Standard: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    Students demonstrate an understanding of economic principles and concepts and describe the influence of economic factors on societies.

    • 3.1. Benchmark:

      Students describe the importance of major resources, industries, and economic development of the local community and Wyoming.

    • 3.2. Benchmark:

      Students describe different ways that people earn a living in the local community and in Wyoming.

  • WY.4. Content Standard: Time, Continuity and Change

    Students demonstrate an understanding of the people, events, problems, ideas, and cultures that were significant in the history of our community, state, nation and world.

    • 4.1. Benchmark:

      Students identify significant local, state and national persons, holidays, and symbols.

    • 4.2. Benchmark:

      Students discuss and describe how current events influence individuals, communities, state, country, and/or world.

    • 4.3. Benchmark:

      Students describe the chronology of exploration, immigration and settlement of Wyoming.

  • WY.5. Content Standard: People, Places, and Environments

    Students demonstrate an understanding of interrelationships among people, places, and environments.

    • 5.1. Benchmark:

      Students use physical maps, political maps, and globes to identify locations using scale, cardinal and intermediate directions, legends, keys, and symbols.

    • 5.2. Benchmark:

      Students identify their relative location in terms of home, school, neighborhood, community, county, state, country, and continent.

    • 5.3. Benchmark:

      Students locate major landmarks, landforms, and areas/regions in the community and in Wyoming.

    • 5.4. Benchmark:

      Students describe relationships among people and places, and the environmental context in which they take place.