Maryland Social Studies Standards — Grade K


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SS.K.1.A.1.a

Identify reasons for classroom and school rules, such as maintaining order and keeping the community safe

SS.K.1.A.1.b

Recognize rules help promote fairness, responsible behavior, and privacy

SS.K.1.A.2.a

Identify common symbols, such as the American Flag, and Statue of Liberty

SS.K.1.A.2.b

Recognize that saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are practices associated with being a citizen

SS.K.1.B.1.a

Identify the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and the current president

SS.K.1.B.1.b

Use informational text to identify and discuss the contributions of individuals recognized on national holidays, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents' Day

SS.K.1.C.1.a

Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of family members

SS.K.1.C.1.b

Describe the roles of members of the school, such as principal, crossing guard, bus drivers, and teachers

SS.K.1.C.1.c

Identify and describe rights, and responsibilities in the classroom and family

SS.K.2.A.1.a

Use experiences, such as class trips, classroom visitors, stories, and electronic media, to give examples of different choices people make about meeting their human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, stories, and music

SS.K.2.A.1.b

Give examples of qualities, such as customs, interests, skills, and experiences that make individuals and families in their immediate environment unique

SS.K.2.C.1.a

Identify, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills, such as listening to the speaker, taking turns, settling disagreements, and reaching compromise at home and in school

SS.K.3.A.1.a

Describe a globe as a model of Earth showing land and water

SS.K.3.A.1.b

Describe how maps are models showing physical features and/or human features of places

SS.K.3.A.1.c

Identify a location by using terms such as near-far, above-below, and here-there

SS.K.3.A.1.d

Identify pictures and photographs that represent places on a map such as a playground and a fire station

SS.K.3.B.1.a

Recognize physical features as landforms and bodies of water using photographs and pictures

SS.K.3.B.1.b

Identify landforms, such as mountains and hills, and bodies of water, such as oceans, rivers, and streams

SS.K.3.B.1.c

Using photographs and pictures, recognize human-made features as modifications people have made to the land

SS.K.3.B.1.d

Identify human-made features, such as buildings, sidewalks, streets, and bridges

SS.K.3.C.1.a

Identify ways that people travel on land, water, and air

SS.K.3.C.1.b

Explain how transportation is used to move goods and people from place to place

SS.K.3.C.1.c

Identify ways that people communicate messages

SS.K.3.D.1.a

Identify ways people adapt to the environment, such as wearing clothing that is appropriate to the weather

SS.K.3.D.1.b

Identify ways that people change their environment to meet their needs, such as planting crops or cutting forests

SS.K.4.A.1.a

Explain that goods are things that people make or grow

SS.K.4.A.1.b

Identify situations where people make choices

SS.K.4.A.2.a

Recognize workers as human resources

SS.K.4.A.2.b

Describe some jobs and what is required to perform them

SS.K.4.A.2.c

Recognize that natural resources, such as water, trees, and plants are used to make products

SS.K.4.A.3.a

Begin to be aware of technology and how it affects life

SS.K.4.B.1.a

Describe how buyers and sellers make exchanges at the market

SS.K.4.B.3.a

Explain that money is one way to acquire goods

SS.K.4.B.3.b

Explain that trading is another way to acquire goods

SS.K.4.B.3.c

Recognize that goods have different values

SS.K.5.A.1.a

Identify and describe events of the day in chronological order

SS.K.5.A.1.b

Describe daily events in terms of yesterday, today, and tomorrow

SS.K.5.A.2.a

Compare tools and toys of the past with those of today

SS.K.5.A.2.b

Tell about people in the past using informational text and features

SS.K.5.A.2.c

Observe and discuss photographs of the past and compare with photographs of similar images, such as old photographs of the school and community

SS.K.6

Students shall use reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding of political, historical, and current events using disciplinary and inquiry literacies.