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Skills available for Massachusetts kindergarten social studies standards

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K.T1 Civics: classroom citizenship

  • K.T1.1 Understand and follow rules, limits, and expectations with minimal prompting and assistance; with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about the reasons for rules.

  • K.T1.2 Take on responsibilities and follow through on them, being helpful to and respectful of others (e.g., volunteer for and carry out tasks in the classroom and at home).

  • K.T1.3 With prompting and support, give examples from literature and informational texts read or read aloud of characters who show authority, fairness, caring, justice, responsibility, or who show how rules are created and followed.

  • K.T1.4 Ask and answer questions and explore books to gain information about national symbols, songs, and texts of the United States:

    • K.T1.4.a why the flag of United States of America is red, white, and blue and has stars and stripes

    • K.T1.4.b why the bald eagle is the national emblem of United States

    • K.T1.4.c why "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States

    • K.T1.4.d what the words of the "Pledge of Allegiance" mean

K.T2 Geography: connections among places

  • K.T2.1 Describe the location of people, objects, and places, using correctly words and phrases such as up, down, near, far, left, right, straight, back, behind, in front of, next to, between.

  • K.T2.2 With support, explain the similarities and differences between maps and globes.

  • K.T2.3 Identify the elements of a physical address, including the street name and number, the city or town, the state (Massachusetts) and the country (United States).

  • K.T2.4 With support, on a state map, find the city or town where the student's school is located; on a street map of the city or town, find the location of the student's school.

  • K.T2.5 Use maps, photographs, their own drawings or other representations to show and explain to others the location of important places and relationships among places in the immediate neighborhood of the student's home or school.

  • K.T2.6 Construct maps, drawings, and models that show physical features of familiar places.

K.T3 History: shared traditions

K.T4 Economics: work and commerce