Social Studies Curriculum 2012-2013
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  Curriculum for Kindergarten in Social Studies - Concepts that your child should
have when they leave kindergarten in order to be successful in first grade.
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1. Principles and Documents of Government: Explain the purpose of a rule, Identify several American symbols2. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship: Identify responsibilities at school, Participate in activities that support the life of the classroom and/or school, Identify community workers that exist in most or all communities
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3. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship: Identify the sources of conflict and disagreement and different ways conflict can be resolved, Participate in leadership opportunities in the classroom, Describe how to be a responsible member of a class or other group to which one belongs4. How Government Works: Identify positions of authority in the school and the community, Describe the roles of students, teachers, and adinistrators
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5. Economic Systems: Practice equal distribution, Identify the role of people in the community and what they do to make a living, Describe why people work6. Markets and the Functions of Government: Define goods and consumers, Identify and practice using money, Develop an understanding of how goods and services are produced and distributed, Define the advertisement (i.e. Christmas wish list)
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7. Scarcity and Choice: Distinguish between wants and needs how money/materials should be used, Practice distributing items fairly, Notice when materials are becoming limited8. Economic Interdependence: Trade materials based on wants and needs
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9. Work and Earnings: Explain that adults earn money from working to buy things that are wanted or needed, Describe that different jobs pay different amounts of money, Define types of businesses10. Basic Geographic Literacy: Identify the following geographic tools (i.e. map, globe and photographs), Describe the types of homes and businesses located in the community
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11. Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions: Locate and discuss places in the home, school and community12. Human Characteristics of Places and Regions: Describe how individuals are unique and special, Compare and contrast customs of families and communities around the world
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13. Interactions Between People and the Environment: Identify how environmental changes can impact people, Understand that people can use technology to complete tasks14. Historical Analysis and Skills Development: Understand chronological thinking through days, weeks, months and years (i.e. calendar time), Compare children and families of today with those with the past, Know where to go to locate information
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