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Skills available for California kindergarten social studies standards

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  • K.1 Students understand that being a good citizen involves acting in certain ways.

    • 1 Follow rules, such as sharing and taking turns, and know the consequences of breaking them.

    • 2 Learn examples of honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism in American and world history from stories and folklore.

    • 3 Know beliefs and related behaviors of characters in stories from times past and understand the consequences of the characters' actions.

National and State Symbols

Community and Economics

Geography and Mapping Skills

  • K.4 Students compare and contrast the locations of people, places, and environments and describe their characteristics.

Chronological Thinking


  • K.6 Students understand that history relates to events, people, and places of other times.

    • 1 Identify the purposes of, and the people and events honored in, commemorative holidays, including the human struggles that were the basis for the events (e.g., Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Washington's and Lincoln's Birthdays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day).

    • 2 Know the triumphs in American legends and historical accounts through the stories of such people as Pocahontas, George Washington, Booker T. Washington, Daniel Boone, and Benjamin Franklin.

    • 3 Understand how people lived in earlier times and how their lives would be different today (e.g., getting water from a well, growing food, making clothing, having fun, forming organizations, living by rules and laws).