Kindergarten Social Studies (Archived)


Book Module Icon BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST-00 "I can ... statements"

Prioritized Benchmarks

Kindergarten Social Studies
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Standard 1: Skills and Resources


BPSS-SST logoStandard 1:

Skills and Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

 Narrative for the Skills and Resources

The goal of social studies education is for children to develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in society. Children begin to acquire these skills at the kindergarten level through learning experiences that allow them to explore their relationships with the immediate environment.   Children in kindergarten have the opportunity to use a variety of resources, including technology and electronic and print media, as a means of gathering, organizing, analyzing information, and answering questions. Students should have the opportunity to learn through peer interaction and participation in large and small groups, as well as through individual learning activities.

In the Skills and Resources Standard, students begin to understand 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.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


Kindergarten (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks

Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-00.2.01 Identify symbols of the United States (e.g., the flag, bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, patriotic songs, Pledge of Allegiance).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify land and water on a map or globe.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student is ...

(1) Beginning

  • unable to identify land or water on a map or globe.

(2) Developing

  • able to identify land and water with vocabulary prompts from the teacher.
    The teacher asks the student to "Point to land/water".

(3) Proficient

  • able to identify land and water.
    The teacher will ask the student to talk about what he/she notices on the map. Student will need to identify the land and water on the map by pointing and using words.

(4) Advanced

  • in addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.
    The student does independent research and shares information on various oceans or continents.