Colorado Academic Standards Social Studies Standards — Grade K


Click on any standard to search for aligned resources. This data may be subject to copyright. You may download a CSV of the Colorado Academic Standards Social Studies Standards if your intention constitutes fair use.


Plan, assess, and analyze learning aligned to these standards using Kiddom.

Learn more: How Kiddom Empowers Teachers.

SS.K.1.1

Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past

SS.K.1.1.a

Ask questions about the past using question starters. Questions to include but not limited to: What did? Where? When did? Which did? Who did? Why did? How did? (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.1.1.b

Identify information from narrative stories that answer questions about the past and add to our collective memory and history (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.1.1.c

Use correctly the word because in the context of personal experience or stories of the past using words. Words to include but not limited to past, present, future, change, first, next, last (DOK 1)

SS.K.1.2

The first component in the concept of chronology is to place information in sequential order

SS.K.1.2.a

Order sequence information using words. Words to include but not limited to past, present future, days, weeks, months, years, first, next, last, before, and after (DOK 1)

SS.K.1.2.b

Explore differences and similarities in the lives of children and families of long ago and today (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.1.2.c

Explain why knowing the order of events is important (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.2.1

People belong to different groups and live in different places around the world that can be found on a map or globe

SS.K.2.1.a

Compare and contrast how people live in different settings around the world (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.2.1.b

Give examples of food, clothing, and shelter and how they change in different environments (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.2.1.c

Distinguish between a map and a globe as ways to show places people live (DOK 1)

SS.K.3.1

Ownership as a component of economics

SS.K.3.1.a

Give examples of ownership of different items (DOK 1)

SS.K.3.1.b

Recognize and give examples one person may want to use anothers object and that this requires asking permission and sharing (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.3.2

Discuss how purchases can be made to meet wants and needs (PFL)

SS.K.3.2.a

Identify the difference between personal wants and needs (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.3.2.b

Give examples of the difference between spending income on something you want versus something you need (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.4.1

Participate in making decisions using democratic traditions

SS.K.4.1.a

Explain why rules are needed (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.4.1.b

Create and follow classroom rules (DOK 1-3)

SS.K.4.1.c

Explain how a class rule promotes fairness and resolves conflict (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.4.1.d

Contribute to making and maintaining class community decisions (DOK 1-3)

SS.K.4.1.e

Give examples of the difference between democratic voting and decisions made by authorities including but not limited to the parent, teacher, or principal (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.4.2

Civic participation takes place in multiple groups

SS.K.4.2.a

Categorize examples of people and events that relate to civic participation (DOK 1-2)

SS.K.4.2.b

Give examples of qualities of a good citizen (DOK 1)

SS.K.4.2.c

Practice citizenship skills including courtesy, honesty, and fairness in working with others (DOK 1-2)