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Tennessee's Prekindergarten Standards

  • TN.4. Content Standard: Cognitive/Social-Emotional - Social Studies

    • 4.1. Learning Expectation: Human Interactions/Culture

      Discriminates individual, culture and community.

      • 4.1.1. Benchmark:

        Recognizes own gender.

      • 4.1.2. Benchmark:

        Begins to understand family structures and roles.

      • 4.1.3. Benchmark:

        Notices similarities and differences in people.

      • 4.1.4. Benchmark:

        Plays and acts out family roles in dramatic play center.

    • 4.2. Learning Expectation: Human Interactions/Culture

      Develops growing awareness of jobs and what is required to perform them.

      • 4.2.1. Benchmark:

        Participates in classroom jobs.

      • 4.2.2. Benchmark:

        Looks at books and identifies jobs of persons.

      • 4.2.3. Benchmark:

        Chooses leader or boss for activity.

    • 4.3. Learning Expectation: Human Interactions/Culture

      Begins to understand the reason for rules.

      • 4.3.1. Benchmark:

        Helps make and follows class rules.

      • 4.3.2. Benchmark:

        Places personal symbol at interest area to denote her place.

      • 4.3.3. Benchmark:

        Participates in class clean-up or group activities.

      • 4.3.4. Benchmark:

        Can state a rule and simply explain the why of rule

      • 4.3.5. Benchmark:

        Learns to wait (for longer periods of time) for his turn.

    • 4.4. Learning Expectation: History

      Identifies common events and routines.

      • 4.4.1. Benchmark:

        Understands that the day follows a schedule.

      • 4.4.2. Benchmark:

        Understands and can predict the next events that will happen in the day.

    • 4.5. Learning Expectation: History

      Begins to categorize time intervals.

      • 4.5.1. Benchmark:

        Uses terms today. tomorrow

      • 4.5.2. Benchmark:

        Begins to understand concepts of before and after.

    • 4.6. Learning Expectation: History

      Recognizes the changes in environment.

      • 4.6.1. Benchmark:

        Recognizes that it is rainy, sunny, cool, hot.

      • 4.6.2. Benchmark:

        Begins to recognize seasons (if he lives in a place where seasonal differences are apparent).

    • 4.7. Learning Expectation: Geography

      Begins to express and understand concepts and language of geography in the context of her classroom, home and community.

      • 4.7.1. Benchmark:

        Recognizes common features in his immediate environment (playground, library, restroom).

      • 4.7.2. Benchmark:

        Creates drawings of home, school, etc.; can make simple map of home to show different areas and talk about what is in those areas (stove in kitchen).

      • 4.7.3. Benchmark:

        Identifies important or familiar landmarks (fire house, grocery store, etc.).

      • 4.7.4. Benchmark:

        Identifies common features of local landscape (houses, streets, buildings).

    • 4.8. Learning Expectation: Geography

      Begins to understand that people need food, clothing and shelter.

      • 4.8.1. Benchmark:

        Begins to understand that people need nutritious food.

      • 4.8.2. Benchmark:

        Understands that he must put on a coat and warm shoes in cold weather.

    • 4.9. Learning Expectation: Economics

      Begins to understand that people need food, clothing and shelter.

      • 4.9.1. Benchmark:

        Understands that people need a place to live.

    • 4.10. Learning Expectation: Economics

      Begins to understand what services the community workers provide.

      • 4.10.1. Benchmark:

        Understands that fire fighters help others in many ways.

      • 4.10.2. Benchmark:

        Understands that police officers help people in different ways.

      • 4.10.3. Benchmark:

        Begins to understand that there are other community workers that help his community.

    • 4.11. Learning Expectation: Economics

      Begins to understand the concept of money.

      • 4.11.1. Benchmark:

        Understands that money can buy items.

      • 4.11.2. Benchmark:

        Understands that some items cost more than others.