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Skills available for New York kindergarten social studies standards

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Individual Development and Cultural Identity

  • K.1 Children's sense of self is shaped by experiences that are unique to them and their families, and by common experiences shared by a community or nation.

    • K.1a A sense of self is developed through physical and cultural characteristics and through the development of personal likes, dislikes, talents, and skills.

    • K.1b Personal experiences shape our sense of self and help us understand our likes, dislikes, talents, and skills, as well as our connections to others.

  • K.2 Children, families, and communities exhibit cultural similarities and differences.

    • K.2a Each person is unique but also shares common characteristics with other family, school, and community members.

    • K.2b Unique family activities and traditions are important parts of an individual's culture and sense of self.

    • K.2c Children and families from different cultures all share some common characteristics, but also have specific differences that make them unique.

  • K.3 Symbols and traditions help develop a shared culture and identity within the United States.

Civic Ideals and Practices

  • K.4 Children and adults have rights and responsibilities at home, at school, in the classroom, and in the community.

    • K.4a Children have basic universal rights or protections as members of a family, school, community, nation, and the world.

    • K.4b Children can be responsible members of a family or classroom and can perform important duties to promote the safety and general welfare of the group.

  • K.5 Rules affect children and adults, and people make and change rules for many reasons.

    • K.5a Children and adults must follow rules within the home, school, and community to provide for a safe and orderly environment.

    • K.5b People in authority make rules and laws that provide for the health and safety of all.

    • K.5c Children and adults have opportunities to contribute to the development of rules and/or laws.

Geography, Humans, and the Environment

  • K.6 Maps and globes are representations of Earth's surface that are used to locate and better understand places and regions.

  • K.7 People and communities are affected by and adapt to their physical environment.

    • K.7a Climate, seasonal weather changes, and the physical features associated with the community and region all affect how people live.

Time, Continuity, and Change

  • K.8 The past, present and future describe points in time and help us examine and understand events.

    • K.8a Specific words and phrases related to chronology and time should be used when recounting events and experiences.

    • K.8b People use folktales, legends, oral histories, and music to teach values, ideas, traditions, and important events from the past.

Economic Systems

  • K.9 People have economic needs and wants. Goods and services can satisfy people's wants. Scarcity is the condition of not being able to have all of the goods and services that a person wants or needs.

    • K.9a A need is something that a person must have for health and survival, while a want is something that a person would like to have.

    • K.9b Goods are objects that can satisfy people's needs and wants; services are activities that can satisfy people's needs and wants.

    • K.9c Scarcity is the condition of not being able to have all of the goods and services that a person wants or needs.