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Skills available for New Jersey kindergarten social studies standards

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Civics, Government, and Human Rights

  • 6.1.2.CivicsPI Civic and Political Institutions

  • 6.1.2.CivicsPD Participation and Deliberation

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPD.1 Engage in discussions effectively by asking questions, considering facts, listening to the ideas of others, and sharing opinions.

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPD.2 Establish a process for how individuals can effectively work together to make decisions.

  • 6.1.2.CivicsDP Democratic Principles

  • 6.1.2.CivicsPR Processes and Rules

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPR.1 Determine what makes a good rule or law.

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPR.2 Cite evidence that explains why rules and laws are necessary at home, in schools, and in communities.

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPR.3 Analyze classroom rules and routines and describe how they are designed to benefit the common good.

    • 6.1.2.CivicsPR.4 Explain why teachers, local community leaders, and other adults have a responsibility to make rules that fair, consistent, and respectful of individual rights.

  • 6.1.2.CivicsCM Civic Mindedness

    • 6.1.2.CivicsCM.1 Describe why it is important that individuals assume personal and civic responsibilities in a democratic society.

    • 6.1.2.CivicsCM.2 Use examples from a variety of sources to describe how certain characteristics can help individuals collaborate and solve problems (e.g., open-mindedness, compassion, civility, persistence).

    • 6.1.2.CivicsCM.3 Explain how diversity, tolerance, fairness, and respect for others can contribute to individuals feeling accepted.

Geography, People, and the Environment

Economics, Innovation, and Technology

  • 6.1.2.EconET Economic Ways of Thinking

    • 6.1.2.EconET.1 Explain the difference between needs and wants.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.2 Cite examples of choices people make when resources are scarce.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.3 Describe how supply and demand influence price and output of products.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.4 Explain the impact that decisions about savings, debt, and investment can have on individuals' lives.

    • 6.1.2.EconET.5 Describe how local and state governments make decisions that affect individuals and the community.

  • 6.1.2.EconEM Exchange and Markets

  • 6.1.2.EconNE National Economy

  • 6.1.2.EconGE Global Economy

    • 6.1.2.EconGE.1 Cite examples of products that are produced domestically and sold abroad and produced abroad and sold domestically.

    • 6.1.2.EconGE.2 Explain why people in one country trade goods and services with people in other countries.

History, Culture, and Perspectives

  • 6.1.2.HistoryCC Continuity and Change

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.1 Use multiple sources to create a chronological sequence of events that describes how and why your community has changed over time.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.2 Use a timeline of important events to make inferences about the "big picture" of history.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryCC.3 Make inferences about how past events, individuals, and innovations affect our current lives.

  • 6.1.2.HistoryUP Understanding Perspectives

    • 6.1.2.HistoryUP.1 Use primary sources representing multiple perspectives to compare and make inferences about why there are different accounts of the same event.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryUP.2 Use evidence to demonstrate how an individual's beliefs, values, and traditions may change and/or reflect more than one culture.

    • 6.1.2.HistoryUP.3 Use examples from the past and present to describe how stereotyping and prejudice can lead to conflict.

  • 6.1.2.HistorySE Historical Sourcing and Evidence

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.1 Use examples of regional folk heroes, stories, and/or songs and make inferences about how they have contributed to the development of a culture's history.

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.2 Analyze a variety of sources describing the same event and make inferences about why the accounts are different (e.g., photographs, paintings, cartoons, newspapers, poetry, novels, plays).

    • 6.1.2.HistorySE.3 Use historical data from a variety of sources to investigate the development of a local community (e.g., origins of its name, originating members, important historical events and places).

  • 6.1.2.HistoryCA Claims and Argumentation