South Carolina Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade K


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K-1

The student will demonstrate an understanding of his or her surroundings.

K-1.1

Identify the location of his or her home, school, neighborhood, and city or town on a map.

K-1.2

Illustrate the features of his or her home, school, and neighborhood by creating maps, models, and drawings.

K-1.3

Identify his or her personal connections to places, including home, school, neighborhood, and city or town.

K-1.4

Recognize natural features of his or her environment (e.g., mountains and bodies of water).

K-2

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of rules and the role of authority figures in a childs life.

K-2.1

Explain the purpose of rules and laws and the consequences of breaking them.

K-2.2

Summarize the roles of authority figures in a childs life, including those of parents and teachers

K-2.3

Identify authority figures in the school and the community who enforce rules and laws that keep people safe, including crossing guards, bus drivers, firefighters, and police officers.

K-2.4

Explain how following rules and obeying authority figures reflect qualities of good citizenship, including honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and patriotism.

K-3

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the values that American democracy represents and upholds.

K-3.1

Recognize the significance of symbols of the United States that represent its democratic values, including the American flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Pledge of Allegiance, and The Star-Spangled Banner.

K-3.2

Identify the reasons for our celebrating national holidays, including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.

K-3.3

Describe the actions of important figures that reflect the values of American democracy, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr.

K-4

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the way families live and work together today as well as in the past.

K-4.1

Compare the daily lives of children and their families in the past and in the present.

K-4.2

Explain how changes in modes of transportation and communication have affected the way families live and work together.

K-4.3

Recognize the ways that community businesses have provided goods and services for families in the past and do so in the present.

K-4.4

Recognize that families of the past have made choices to fulfill their wants and needs and that families do so in the present.