K Social Studies Practices

  • Kindergarten: Social Studies Practices


    Gathering, Using, and Interpreting Evidence

    1. Ask questions.

    2. Recognize forms of evidence used to make meaning in social studies.

    3. Identify the author or creator of a book or map.

    4. Identify opinions expressed by others.

    5. Create understanding of the past.

    Chronological Reasoning and Causation

    1. Retell an important life event in sequential order.

    2. Understand the concept of time measurements including days and weeks.

    3. Identify causes and effects using an example from his/her family life.

    4. Identify change over time in his/her life.

    5. Identify events of the past, present, and future in his/her life.

    6. Identify routines and common occurrences in his/her life.

    Comparison and Contextualization

    1. Identify similarities and differences between home and school.

    2. Identify similarities and differences between him/her and others.

    3. Describe an event in his/her life.


    Geographic Reasoning

    1. Ask geographic questions about where places are located and why they are located there using location terms and geographic representations such as maps, photographs, satellite images, and models.

    2. Identify natural events or physical features such as land, water, air, and wind.

    3. Describe how environment affects his/her activities.

    4. Identify a pattern.

    5. Identify a human activity that changed a place.


    Economics and Economic Systems

    Identify examples of scarcity and choices made due to scarcity

    Identify examples of goods and services

    Identify what money is and how it is used in society

    Civic Participation

    Demonstrate respect for the rights of others

    Participate in activities that focus on a classroom or school issue or problem

    Identify the role of the individual in classroom participation

    Show respect in issues involving difference and conflict

    Identify situations in which social actions are required

    Identify the school principal and his/her role within the school

    Identify and follow rules in the classroom and school