BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

K-12 Grade Bands

K_2 Grade Levels

BPS-S SST Logoglossary iconK-2 Standards
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K-2 Grade Band LogoA high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

KIn Kindergarten, your child will be studying about themselves.

1st GradeIn 1st grade, your child will be studying about their school and family . 

2nd GradeIn 2nd grade, your child will be studying about their community. 

SST-K_2.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function.
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents.
  • SST-K_2.C.01 Explain reasons for, and purposes of, rules, laws, and positions of authority.
  • SST-K_2.C.02 Explain why people form governments.
  • SST-K_2.C.03 Identify services provided by the local government and how they affect the lives of its citizens/residents.
  • SST-K_2.C.05 Identify ways citizens and/or residents participate in community decisions.
  • SST-K_2.C.06 Describe important rights and responsibilities of citizens/ residents.
  • SST-K_2.C.07 Explain and/or participate in a project to help or inform others about an issue.

SST-K_2.E Economy Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy
  • SST-K_2.E.01 Describe the characteristics of the American economic system.
  • SST-K_2.E.02 Compare and contrast producers and consumers of goods and services.
  • SST-K_2.E.03 Identify consumer decisions and the difference between needs and wants.
  • SST-K_2.E.04 Identify how community helpers impact others.

SST-K_2.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population
  • SST-K_2.G.01 Construct maps, graphs, and other representations that contain symbols, labels, and legends.
  • SST-K_2.G.02 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.G.03 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.G.04 Describe how the physical environment affects people and how people affect the environment.
  • SST-K_2.G.05 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.G.06 Begins in Grade 3

SST-K_2.H History Domain

Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence
  • SST-K_2.H.01 Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.
  • SST-K_2.H.02 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.03 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.04 Describe United States national holidays or days of observance and the reason they are celebrated.
  • SST-K_2.H.05 Describe current events.
  • SST-K_2.H.06 Demonstrate chronological thinking by describing changes in the community over time.
  • SST-K_2.H.07 Explain how individuals and groups have made significant historical changes.
  • SST-K_2.H.08 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.09 Begins in Grade 3