Kindergarten Social Studies


Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-00.4

BPSS-SST logoStandard 4:

Government and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

 Narrative for the Government and Citizenship

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 Goverment and Citizenship standard students learn that they are citizens of their school, community and the United States; and understand the importance of being a responsible citizen who knows why rules are needed and follows them.

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.


SST-00.4.01

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-00.4.01 Identify membership in different groups (e.g., family, school, community).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-00.4.02

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-00.4.02 Identifies and demonstrates appropriate procedures for school and home.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify appropriate procedures for school and home.  

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can demonstrate appropriate procedures for school and home.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

The student exceeds the expectations and sets examples for others.

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  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 The student is consistently aware of themselves and behavior, understands expectations, makes good choices and is demonstrating the ability to follow through.
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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

The student knows expectations but is unable to complete all of them and/or is able to self-monitor but is inconsistent in applying this skill.

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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0

The student needs a lot of teacher redirection to self-monitor.  

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  0.5 Even with re-direction, the student is not able to self-monitor.  

Resources

Websites

 

Vocabulary

  • rules
  • procedures
  • respect
  • appropriate

SST-00.4.03

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-00.4.03 Applies examples of good citizenship (e.g., honesty, cooperation, respect, responsibility).

Student Learning Targets:

 Reasoning Targets

  • I can apply good citizenship in school settings

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0,the student always applies good citizenship and sets examples and helps others follow good citizenship. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student always applies good citizenship by following the school and classroom rules and procedures. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student usually applies good citizenship and usually follows the classroom and school rules, with some reminders and prompting. -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student needs continuous prompting ans support to follow the classroom and school rules. -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Kindergarten

 

Vocabulary

  • citizenship
  • procedures
  • rules