Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework (2003) — Grade K

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Identify and describe the events or people celebrated during United States national holidays and why we celebrate them.


Give examples of the things that people buy with the money they earn. (E)


Put events in their own and their families lives in temporal order. (H)


Identify the students street address, city or town, and Massachusetts as the state and the United States as the country in which he or she lives. Identify the name of the students school and the city or town in which it is located. (G)


Describe the location and features of places in the immediate neighborhood of the students home or school. (G)


Retell stories that illustrate honesty, courage, friendship, respect, responsibility, and the wise or judicious exercise of authority, and explain how the characters in the stories show these qualities. (C)


Identify and describe family or community members who promote the welfare and safety of children and adults. (C)


Demonstrate understanding that there are important American symbols by identifying A. the American flag and its colors and shapes B. the melody of the national anthem C. the picture and name of the current president D. the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. (C)


Give examples of different kinds of jobs that people do, including the work they do at home. (E)


Explain why people work (e.g., to earn money in order to buy things they want). (E)