Utah Core Standards Social Studies — 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 Utah Core Standards Social Studies if your intention constitutes fair use.


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

Learn more: How Kiddom Empowers Teachers.

UT.SS.K.1

Students will recognize and describe how individuals and families are both similar and different.

UT.SS.K.1.1.a

Describe and compare characteristics of self and others (e.g., differences in gender, height, language, beliefs, and color of skin, eyes, hair).

UT.SS.K.1.1.b

Explain how people change over time (e.g., self, others).

UT.SS.K.1.1.c

Demonstrate respect for each individual.

UT.SS.K.1.1.d

Explain the elements of culture, including language, dress, food, shelter, and stories.

UT.SS.K.1.2.a

Identify family members (i.e., immediate and extended).

UT.SS.K.1.2.b

Explain family rules and routines.

UT.SS.K.1.2.c

Describe family members' duties and responsibilities within the family.

UT.SS.K.1.2.d

Share how families celebrate occasions such as birthdays and holidays.

UT.SS.K.1.2.e

Explain how families change over time (i.e., past, present, future).

UT.SS.K.1.2.f

Describe ways that families provide love, care, food, shelter, clothing, companionship, and protection.

UT.SS.K.2

Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities of being a good citizen.

UT.SS.K.2.1.a

Explain why families and classrooms have rules (e.g., examples of rules and consequences).

UT.SS.K.2.1.b

Demonstrate positive relationships through play and friendship.

UT.SS.K.2.1.c

Identify examples of individual honesty and responsibility.

UT.SS.K.2.1.d

Identify examples of honesty, responsibility, patriotism, and courage from history, literature, and folklore, as well as from everyday life (e.g., heroes of diverse cultures).

UT.SS.K.2.1.e

Demonstrate respect for others, leaders, and the environment.

UT.SS.K.2.2.a

Recite name, address, and telephone number.

UT.SS.K.2.2.b

Follow safety procedures for school emergencies (e.g., fire drill, earthquake, intruder).

UT.SS.K.2.2.c

Recognize and explain common traffic symbols.

UT.SS.K.2.2.d

Identify school personnel to whom students can go to for help or safety.

UT.SS.K.2.2.e

Identify and articulate the purpose and role of authority figures (e.g., parents, secretary, principal, teacher, librarian, police officers, firefighters, tribal leaders).

UT.SS.K.2.3.a

Identify school systems and traditions (e.g., mascot, song, events).

UT.SS.K.2.3.b

Recognize state and national symbols (e.g., state and national flags, bald eagle, seagull, Statue of Liberty).

UT.SS.K.2.3.c

Learn and sing state and U.S. patriotic songs.

UT.SS.K.2.3.d

Identify the people and events honored in Utah and U.S. commemorative holidays.

UT.SS.K.2.3.e

Know the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.

UT.SS.K.2.3.f

Identify the rules and etiquette of citizenship (e.g., stand for the flag, hand over heart).

UT.SS.K.3

Students will use geographic terms and tools.

UT.SS.K.3.1.a

Locate objects in the classroom using the terms near/far, left/right, behind/in front, and up/down.

UT.SS.K.3.1.b

Identify and describe physical features (e.g., mountain/hill, lake/ocean, river, road/highway).

UT.SS.K.3.1.c

Make a simple map (e.g., home, home to school, classroom).

UT.SS.K.3.2.a

Identify maps and globes.

UT.SS.K.3.2.b

Distinguish between land and water on maps and globes.

UT.SS.K.3.2.c

Determine a location by using terms such as near/far, up/down, right/left.

UT.SS.K.3.2.d

Identify cardinal directions on a map.

UT.SS.K.4

Students can explain how humans meet their needs in many ways.

UT.SS.K.4.1.a

Identify the difference between basic wants and needs.

UT.SS.K.4.1.b

Explain that families have needs and wants.

UT.SS.K.4.1.c

Describe how basic human needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, can be met.

UT.SS.K.4.2.a

Identify the jobs in the home and in the school.

UT.SS.K.4.2.b

Explain why people work (i.e., to earn money to buy the things that they need or want).

UT.SS.K.4.2.c

Describe different types of jobs that people do and the tools and equipment that they use.

UT.SS.K.4.2.d

Recognize various forms of United States coins and currency.