South Carolina State Standards for Social Studies: Kindergarten

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SC.K-1. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the way families live and work together now and the way they lived and worked together in the past.

K-1.1. Compare the daily lives of children and their families in the United States in the past with the daily lives of children and their families today. (H, E) 10
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K-1.2. Explain how changes in modes of communication and transportation have changed the way that families live and work, including e-mail and the telephone as opposed to letters and messengers for communication and the automobile as opposed to the horse for transportation. (H, G) 3
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SC.K-2. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of rules and authority in a child's life.

K-2.1. Explain the purposes of rules and laws and the consequences of breaking them, including the sometimes unspoken rules of sportsmanship and fair play. (P) 17
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K-2.2. Summarize the roles of people in authority in a child's life, including those of parents and teachers. (P) 32
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K-2.3. Identify people in the community and school who enforce the rules that keep people safe, including crossing guards, firefighters, and police officers. (P) 30
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SC.K-3. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of key American figures and symbols.

K-3.1. Recognize the significance of things that exemplify the values and principles of American democracy, including the Pledge of Allegiance, songs such as 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (our national anthem) and 'America the Beautiful,' and the American flag. (H, P) 14
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K-3.2. Illustrate the significant actions of important American figures, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr. (H, P) 5
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K-3.3. Identify the reasons for celebrating the national holidays, including Independence Day, Thanksgiving, President's Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (H, P) 18
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SC.K-4. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship.

K-4.1. Identify qualities of good citizenship, including honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism. (P) 13
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K-4.2. Demonstrate good citizenship in classroom behaviors, including taking personal responsibility, cooperating and respecting others, taking turns and sharing, and working with others to solve problems. (P) 24
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SC.K-5. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of his or her surroundings.

K-5.1. Identify the location of school, home, neighborhood, community, city/town, and state on a map. (G) 10
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K-5.2. Provide examples of personal connections to places, including immediate surroundings, home, school, and neighborhood. (G) 12
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K-5.3. Construct a simple map. (G) 8
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K-5.4. Recognize natural features of the environment, including mountains and bodies of water, through pictures, literature, and models. (G) 8
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SC.K-6. Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies: The student will demonstrate an understanding of different businesses in the community and the idea of work.

K-6.1. Classify several community businesses according to the goods and services they provide. (E) 19
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K-6.2. Summarize methods of obtaining goods and services. (E) 10
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K-6.3. Match descriptions of work to the names of jobs in the school and local community, in the past and present, including jobs related to safety. (E, H) 16
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