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Skills available for Virginia kindergarten social studies standards

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  • K.4 The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.

  • K.5 The student will use simple maps and globes to

    • a develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of Earth;

    • b describe places referenced in historical events, stories, and real-life situations;

    • c locate land and water features;

    • d identify basic map symbols in a map legend; and

    • e identify places and objects of a familiar area.

  • K.6 The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes

    • a show a view from above;

    • b show things in smaller size; and

    • c show the position of objects.

  • K.7 The student will describe how the location, climate, and physical surroundings of a community affect the way people live, including their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.



  • K.10 The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves

    • a taking turns and sharing;

    • b taking responsibility for certain classroom chores;

    • c taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others;

    • d following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules;

    • e practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others;

    • f participating in decision making in the classroom; and

    • g participating successfully in group settings.

  • K.11 The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by