Process Skills Strand

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Use a variety of sources to gain information



Places events in sequential order
Sequence Community Helper Events


Asks questions in order to seek out information



Uses a map to locate geographic features



Learns social skills through cause and effect



Civics and Government

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Recognizes rules and why they exist (e.g., home, school, community)
Discovery Education - Going to School is Your Job


Identifies the characteristics of a friend and/or helpful classmate






Identifies leaders at home and at school



Economics Strand

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Identifies the difference between wants and needs







Gives examples of types of jobs done at home, school, and community
Financial Foundations for Kids
Community Helper Books







Geography Strand

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Uses parts of a map to locate direction and distance (key, North/South, East/West)




Locates geographic features (e.g. Equator, North Pole, South Pole, Topeka, Kansas, USA)



Uses parts of a map to locate different parts of the classroom and school (whole group area, work station, library, nurse, gym office)



Describe seasonal changes and how they affect daily life (e.g., people's activities change as the seasons change)




History Strand

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Explains how each individual has a personal history
Starfall - All About Me







Compares and contrasts his/her own life in a city and/or rural community
Build a Community


Identifies family customs and traditions and explains their importance




Understands that Kansas is a state in the United States and the significance of Kansas Day as the celebration of the state's birthday



Recognizes the important Kansas state symbols






Identifies important US Holidays (MLK Day, Constitution Day, Veteran's Day, President's Day)
Build the US Flag










Additional Resources

Resources for Books
Sorted by Social Studies strand

Curriculum Design Map

Standards