Process Skills Strand

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Identifies and compares information from primary and secondary sources



Creates and uses historical timelines to gain and convey information



Uses research skills to analyze and synthesize a historical person or event in history and notes the source of information



Applies geographic tools, including grid system, symbols, legends, scales, and a compass rose to construct and interpret map



Analyzes cause and effect in social studies



Additional Resources:
TedEd
Crayola Activities


Civics and Government

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Recognizes the United States Constitution as the document that defines the rights and responsibilities of citizens in the United States (right to vote, freedom of religion and speech).
Schoolhouse Rock - The Preamble
Schoolhouse Rocks - The Declaration of Independence


Recognizes how individuals have a civic responsibility for meeting the needs of communities (jury duty, voting, running for office, community service, etc).



Describes the function of state governments.



Identify the three branches of state and federal government.
Schoolhouse Rock - Branches of Government


Economics Strand

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Understands that the budget process has opportunity cost.



Identifies examples of how natural, capital, and human resources are used in production of goods and services.



Gives an example of economic specialization that leads to trade between regions of the United States.



Defines market economy as an economic system in which buyers and sellers make major decisions about production and distribution, based on supply and demand.



Discusses ways workers can improve their ability to earn income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experience.



Geography Strand

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Identifies and give examples of the difference between political and physical features (major landforms, bodies of water, state boundaries, territorial boundaries, major cities of a region, state capitals, etc).
Google Earth


Identifies and compares the physical characteristics of eastern to western Kansas and regions of the United States.
Google Earth


Identifies the human characteristics of Kansas and regions of the United States.



Identifies and describes the physical components, patterns, and processes of the Earth’s atmosphere, land, water, biomes.



Explains the functions and relationships of ecosystems in Kansas and across the United States.



Examines natural resource challenges and ways people have developed solutions as they use renewable and nonrenewable resources.
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History Strand

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Researches the contributions made by notable Kansans in history.



Describes the observations of the explorers who came to what was to become Kansas.
Kansas Historical Society - Explorers


Describes how communication and transportations systems connect Kansas to other regions, past and present.



Compares and contrasts the purposes and life on the Santa Fe and Oregon-California Trails.



Explains the economic and cultural contributions made by immigrant groups who have settled in Kansas.



Recognizes key concepts that have helped to distinguish the identity of the State of Kansas (origin of names, traditional stories, state symbols, state song, etc.).