Kindergarten Social Studies


Standard 6: Human Development

SST-00.6

BPSS-SST logoStandard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.

 Narrative for the Human Development and Behavior

The goal of social studies education is for children to develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in a democratic 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. Kindergarten students are introduced to examples of differences and changes in their surroundings and learn to describe a sequence of events in a day. Children are given opportunities to discover how people are similar and different and how people live and work together in families around the world.

Kindergarten students should begin to accept responsibility for their behavior in school and to explain why rules are needed in families and at school. Students should have the opportunity to learn through peer interaction and participation in large and small groups, as well as through individual learning activities.

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-00.6.01

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-00.6.01 State personal information (e.g., full name, age).

Student Learning Targets:

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can write my first and last name.
  • I can recognize my first and last name.
  • I can say and spell my first and last name.
  • I can say my parents/guardians' names, phone number and birthday/age.

 

Proficiency Rubric

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 student knows all 6 personal information items.  (First and last name, parents/guardians' names, phone number, birthday and age) -Teacher will conduct a one-on-one interview with the student to ask him/her the information.
  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 first and last name in addition to 2 other personal information items.   -
  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 knows first and last name in addition to 1 other personal information item.   -
  0.5 The student knows first name only.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Kindergarten

 

Vocabulary

  • first name
  • last name
  • identify

SST-00.6.02

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-00.6.02 Identify characteristics that contribute to personal identity (e.g., physical characteristics, interests).

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-00.6.03

Kindergarten SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-00.6.03 Identify ways people are alike and different.

Student Learning Targets:

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify ways that people are alike and different

 

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of a 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 cultures.  
  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of a 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student identifies something that is alike and different about the people. -The teacher will show the student pictures of people.  The student can express his/her knowledge through words, pictures or writing.  
  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 identifies something that is alike or different about the people.   -
  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 points to the pictures that are alike or different but is unable to explain the similarities or differences.   -
  0.5 The student is unable to distinguish pictures that are alike or different.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Kindergarten

 

Vocabulary

  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Different
  • Same