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Indiana: Kindergarten Standards

  • IN.1. Standard: History Students examine the connections of their own environment with the past, begin to distinguish between events and people of the past and the present, and use a sense of time in classroom planning and participation.
    • K.1.1. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Compare children and families of today with those in the past. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • K.1.2. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Identify celebrations and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people, events and America's ethnic heritage.
    • K.1.3. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Listen to and retell stories about people in the past who showed honesty, courage, and responsibility.
    • K.1.4. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking Identify and order events that take place in a sequence.
    • K.1.5. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking Explain that calendars are used to represent days of the week and months of the year.
  • IN.2. Standard: Civics and Government Students learn that they are citizens of their school, community and the United States; identify symbols of the nation; and understand the importance of being a responsible citizen who knows why rules are needed and follows them.
    • K.2.1. Proficiency Statement: Foundations of Government Give examples of people who are community helpers and leaders and describe how they help us. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • K.2.2. Proficiency Statement: Foundations of Government Identify and explain that the President of the United States is the leader of our country and that the American flag is a symbol of the United States.
    • K.2.3. Proficiency Statement: Functions of Government Give examples of classroom and school rules and explain how each helps us.
    • K.2.4. Proficiency Statement: Roles of Citizens Give examples of how to be a responsible family member and member of a group. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • K.2.5. Proficiency Statement: Roles of Citizens Identify the role of students in the classroom and the importance of following school rules to ensure order and safety.
  • IN.3. Standard: Geography Students learn that maps and globes are different representations of the Earth's surface and begin to explore the physical and human geographic characteristics of their school, neighborhood and community.
    • K.3.1. Proficiency Statement: The World in Spatial Terms Use words related to location, direction and distance, including here/there, over/under, left/right, above/below, forward/backward and between.
    • K.3.2. Proficiency Statement: The World in Spatial Terms Identify maps and globes as ways of representing Earth and understand the basic difference between a map and globe.
    • K.3.3. Proficiency Statement: Places and Regions Locate and describe places in the school and community.
    • K.3.4. Proficiency Statement: Places and Regions Identify and describe the address and location of home and school.
    • K.3.5. Proficiency Statement: Physical Systems Describe and give examples of seasonal weather changes and illustrate how weather affects people and the environment.
    • K.3.6. Proficiency Statement: Human Systems Identify and compare similarities and differences in families, classmates, neighbors and neighborhoods, and ethnic and cultural groups. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • K.3.7. Proficiency Statement: Environment and Society Recommend ways that people can improve their environment at home, in school and in the neighborhood.
  • IN.4. Standard: Economics Students explain that people do different jobs and work to meet basic economic wants.
    • K.4.1. Proficiency Statement: Explain that people work to earn money to buy the things they want.
    • K.4.2. Proficiency Statement: Identify and describe different kinds of jobs that people do and the tools or equipment used in these jobs.
    • K.4.3. Proficiency Statement: Explain why people in a community choose different jobs.
    • K.4.4. Proficiency Statement: Give examples of work activities that people do at home.