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Skills available for Texas kindergarten social studies standards

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1-2 History

  • 1 The student understands that holidays are celebrations of special events. The student is expected to:

  • 2 The student understands how historical figures helped shape the state and nation. The student is expected to identify contributions of historical figures, including Stephen F. Austin, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and José Antonio Navarro, who helped to shape the state and nation.

3-4 Geography

  • 3 The student understands the concept of location. The student is expected to:

    • A use spatial terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location;

    • B locate places on the school campus and describe their relative locations; and

    • C identify and use geographic tools that aid in determining location, including maps and globes.

  • 4 The student understands physical and human characteristics of place to better understand self, home, family, classroom, and the world around them. The student is expected to:

5-6 Economics

7-8 Government

  • 7 The student understands the purpose of rules. The student is expected to:

  • 8 The student understands the role of authority figures. The student is expected to:

    • A identify authority figures in the home, school, and community; and

    • B explain how authority figures enforce rules.

9 Citizenship

  • 9 The student understands important symbols, customs, and responsibilities that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:

    • A identify the United States flag and the Texas state flag;

    • B recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and the Pledge to the Texas Flag; and

    • C use voting as a method for group decision making.

10-11 Culture

  • 10 The student understands similarities and differences among individuals. The student is expected to identify similarities and differences among individuals such as kinship and religion.

  • 11 The student understands the importance of family traditions. The student is expected to:

    • A describe and explain the importance of family traditions; and

    • B compare traditions among families.

12 Science, technology, and society

13-15 Social studies skills

  • 13 The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

  • 14 The student communicates in oral and visual forms. The student is expected to:

  • 15 The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others. The student is expected to use problem-solving and decision-making processes to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.