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Washington's Prekindergarten Standards

  • WA.4. Ealr / Domain: Cognition and General Knowledge

    Social Studies

    • 4.46. Component / Goal: History

      Children differentiate between events that happen in the past, present, and future.

      • 4.46.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Retells a more complex story or event in somewhat sequential order

      • 4.46.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Begins to use the vocabulary for days of the week and names of the months

      • 4.46.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Describes events or objects from his/her personal or family history

      • 4.46.4. Benchmark / Gle:

        Begins to understand that people in the past lived differently than people do today

      • 4.46.5. Benchmark / Gle:

        Uses the future tense to discuss plans

      • 4.46.6. Benchmark / Gle:

        Recognizes that other children have different past experiences from own

    • 4.47. Component / Goal: Geography

      Children demonstrate awareness of location and spatial relationships.

      • 4.47.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Talks about location using appropriate vocabulary (e.g., near/far, over/under, next to)

      • 4.47.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Describes some concepts of distance or space (e.g., knows it's far to Grandpa's house)

      • 4.47.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Recognizes that real places can be represented symbolically

    • 4.48. Component / Goal: Geography

      Children demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between people, places, and regions.

      • 4.48.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Describes some physical characteristics (e.g., bodies of water, mountains, weather)and some of the social characteristics of the corresponding communities (e.g., types of shelter, clothing, food, jobs)

      • 4.48.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Helps to navigate on journeys (e.g., ''after you pass the big red barn, then my house is next.'' or ''I live by the bus stop.'')

      • 4.48.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Understands that there are different places that people live

    • 4.49. Component / Goal: Economics

      Children demonstrate awareness of economic concepts.

      • 4.49.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Realizes that making one choice means that you may not be able to do something else

      • 4.49.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Recognizes that people rely on others for goods and services

      • 4.49.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Understands the concept of saving resources for use in the future

      • 4.49.4. Benchmark / Gle:

        Accurately names some coins and money bills (e.g., penny, nickel, dollar bill)

      • 4.49.5. Benchmark / Gle:

        Recognizes that some things are owned by people and other things are collective goods

    • 4.50. Component / Goal: Ecology

      Children demonstrate awareness of the relationship between humans and the environment.

      • 4.50.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Recognizes, with adult support and guidance, how people can take care of or damage the earth

      • 4.50.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Exhibits simple concepts of conservation (e.g., uses paper judiciously, does not waste water)

      • 4.50.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Shows interest in understanding how animals gather and store food, sleep, and live

    • 4.51. Component / Goal: Technology

      Children use technology appropriately.

      • 4.51.1. Benchmark / Gle:

        Identifies ways in which technology helps people accomplish specific tasks (e.g., ''the wheelchair helps Cedric get from one place to another.'' ''E-mail lets you communicate with your friend who lives far away.'')

      • 4.51.2. Benchmark / Gle:

        Identifies alternate ways of doing things with and without technology (e.g., can use hands or dishwasher to clean dishes; can travel by foot or by car)

      • 4.51.3. Benchmark / Gle:

        Considers, with adult guidance, what it must have been like to live without technology in an earlier time

      • 4.51.4. Benchmark / Gle:

        Uses computer for simple ''point and click ''operations on child-appropriate web sites or software