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Idaho: Kindergarten Standards

  • Standard 1: History

    Students in Kindergarten build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.

    Goal 1.1:

    Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.1.1.1 Share stories, pictures, and music of one’s own personal life, family and culture.
    • K.SS.1.1.2 Describe how families celebrate in many different ways.
    • K.SS.1.1.3 Describe how individuals have similarities and differences.
    • K.SS.1.1.4 Describe how each person is special and unique within the classroom.
  • Standard 2: Geography

    Students in Kindergarten analyze the spatial organizations of people, places and environment on the earth’s surface.

    Goal 2.1:

    Analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth’s surface.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.2.1.1 Identify the globe as a model of the earth.
    • K.SS.2.1.2 Distinguish between land masses and water on a globe or map.
    • K.SS.2.1.3 Identify the north and south poles on a map or globe.
    • K.SS.2.1.4 Recognize a map of the United States of America and know it is the country in which we live.
    • K.SS.2.1.5 Make and use a map of a familiar area.
  • Standard 3: Economics

    Students in Kindergarten explain basic economic concepts.

    Goal 3.1:

    Explain basic economic concepts.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.3.1.1 Observe that all people have needs and wants.
    • K.SS.3.1.2 Recognize that people have limited resources.
    • K.SS.3.1.3 Describe some jobs that people do to earn money.
  • Standard 4: Civics and Government

    Students in Kindergarten build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, and that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

    Goal 4.1:

    Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.4.1.1 Name some rules and the reasons for them.
    • K.SS.4.1.2 Discuss how groups make decisions and solve problems.
    • K.SS.4.1.3 Identify personal traits, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.

    Goal 4.2:

    Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.4.2.1 Identify symbols of the United States such as the flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Bald Eagle, red, white, and blue.
    • K.SS.4.2.2. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    • K.SS.4.2.3. Describe holidays and tell why they are commemorated in the United States, such as Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Independence Day, and Presidents’ Day.

    Goal 4.3:

    Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.4.3.1 Identify individuals who are helpful to people in their everyday lives.
    • K.SS.4.3.2 Identify ways to be helpful to family and school.
  • Standard 5: Global Perspectives

    Students in Kindergarten build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    Goal 5.1:

    Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.
    Objective(s): By the end of Kindergarten, the student will be able to:

    • K.SS.5.1.1 Name family traditions that came to America from other parts of the world.
 
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