Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks — Grade K


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CIV K.1

Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority (local/state/national e.g., judge, mayor, governor, police)

CIV K.2

Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play an important role in a community.

CIV K.3

Describe how communities work to accomplish common tasks, establish responsibilities, and fulfill roles of authority.

CIV K.4

Apply civic virtues when participating in school settings.

CIV K.5

Follow agreed upon rules for discussions while responding attentively to others when addressing ideas and making decisions as a group.

CIV K.6

Explain the need for and purposes of rules in various settings inside and outside of school.

CIV K.7

Explain how people can work together to make decision in the classroom.

CIV K.8

Identify and explain how rules function in public.

CIV K.9

Describe how people have tried to improve their communities over time.

ECO K.1

Explain how scarcity necessitates decision-making.

ECO K.2

Identify the benefits and costs of making various personal decisions.

GEO K.1

Construct maps, graphs and other representations of familiar places.

GEO K.2

Use maps, graphs, photographs and other representations to describe places and the relationships and interactions that shape them.

GEO K.3

Use maps, globes, and other simple geographic models to identify cultural and environmental characteristics of places.

GEO K.4

Explain how weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect peoples lives in places or regions.

HIST K.1

Compare life in the past to life today.

HIST K.2

Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped a significant historical change.

HIST K.3

Compare perspectives of people in the past to those in the present

HIST K.4

Identify different kinds of historical sources

HIST K.5

Explain how historical sources can be used to study the past.

HIST K.6

Identify the maker, date, and place of origin for a historical source from information within the source itself.

HIST K.7

Generate questions about a particular historical source as it relates to a particular historical event or development.

HIST K.8

Generate possible reasons for an event or development in the past.